Definition of splendour in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsplɛndə/
(US splendor)


[mass noun]
1Magnificent and splendid appearance; grandeur: the barren splendour of the Lake District
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  • Furniture produced during the Qing Dynasty pursued splendour and a gorgeous appearance.
  • Just as the trek started to take its physical toll, we reached the crest of the hill and the Blue Nile Falls appeared in theatrical splendour.
  • That place with such grandeur and splendor is enough to make me confused into thinking that I were walking on the street in Paris or in New York.
magnificence, grandeur, sumptuousness, impressiveness, resplendence, opulence, luxury, luxuriousness, richness, fineness, lavishness, ornateness, glory, gloriousness, gorgeousness, splendidness, beauty, elegance;
majesty, stateliness, nobility, pomp, pomp and circumstance, panoply, pageantry, spectacle
informal ritziness, poshness, splendiferousness
1.1 (splendours) Magnificent features or qualities: the splendours of the imperial court
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  • Tasteful decor, melodious songs and shafts of sunlight from the ample windows provide the perfect ambience for appreciating the subtleties and splendours of curry cuisine.
  • ‘Chaukhandi’ stupa today stands neatly set in lush green lawns, wrapped in the quietude and mystique of history, a fitting introduction to the splendours of the once buried city of Sarnath which lies just ahead.
  • But the Hon Sarah Hervey-Bathurst has apparently turned her back on the splendours of Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire for a country cottage in North Yorkshire where she can be close to her father's gamekeeper.


Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French splendur or Latin splendor, from splendere 'shine, be bright'.

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