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Splendent
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Splendor
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splendour definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a quality that outshines the usual [syn: luster, lustre, brilliancy, splendor, splendour]
2: the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand; "for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel"; "his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects"; "it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor"; "an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art"; "advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products" [syn: magnificence, brilliance, splendor, splendour, grandeur, grandness]

Merriam Webster's

chiefly British variant of splendor

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (US splendor) 1 great or dazzling brightness. 2 magnificence; grandeur. Etymology: ME f. AF splendeur or L splendor (as SPLENDENT)

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(splendours) Note: in AM, use 'splendor' 1. The splendour of something is its beautiful and impressive appearance. The foreign ministers are meeting in the splendour of Oktyabrskaya Hotel in central Moscow. 2. The splendours of a place or way of life are its beautiful and impressive features. Montagu was extremely impressed by the splendours of the French court. N-PLURAL: oft N of n



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