Brightness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbraɪtnəs|  American pronunciation of the word brightness
Brit.  |ˈbrʌɪtnəs|  British pronunciation of the word brightness

noun

- the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
- intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty (syn: cleverness, smartness)
- the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light (syn: light, luminance, luminosity, luminousness)

Examples

...the brightness of the sunshine made me squint after an afternoon spent in a darkened movie theater...

...two stars thought to be coeval because they have nearly the same mass and brightness...

the intrinsic brightness of a star

The brightness of lamps languishes in the light.

The brightness of the outer world is mirrored in imperishable verse.

'Oh, hello,' said Eileen, with forced brightness.

the brightness of the orange sky was reflected in the dullness of the orange sea

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