Translation of brilliance in Spanish:

brilliance

Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪljəns/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (brightness) resplandor (masculine), fulgor (masculine) the diamond's brilliance el resplandor del brillante
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    • The blue light flashed its brilliance once more, and the library faded back in existence around them.
    • Every now and then, there emerges a star, which, by its sheer brilliance, throws light far from where it originated.
    • The forest let light in with such brilliance and beauty it was breathtaking.
    1.2 (skill, intelligence) brillantez (feminine) 1.3 (magnificence) [literary/literario] esplendor (masculine) [literary/literario]
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    • We exalt effortless brilliance, we celebrate talent and the achievement that comes easily, naturally.
    • But then his intellectual brilliance is matched by his enigmatic personality - you can't be sure what he's really up to.
    • The authority, stamina, cool brilliance, and power of Nilsson's singing are evident throughout these two discs.

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