Definition of éclat in English:


Syllabification: é·clat
Pronunciation: /āˈklä


1Brilliant display or effect: she came into prominence briefly but with éclat
style, flamboyance, confidence, elan, dash, flair, vigor, gusto, verve, zest, sparkle, brio, panache, dynamism, spirit
informal pizzazz, pep, oomph
1.1Social distinction or conspicuous success: such action bestows more éclat upon a warrior than success by other means


late 17th century: from French, from éclater 'burst out'.

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