Bright - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |braɪt|  American pronunciation of the word bright
Brit.  |braɪt|  British pronunciation of the word bright


- having strong or striking color (syn: brilliant, vivid)
bright dress
- characterized by quickness and ease in learning (syn: smart)
some children are brighter in one subject than another
- having lots of light either natural or artificial
the room was bright and airy
a stage bright with spotlights
- made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow (syn: burnished, lustrous, shining, shiny)
bright silver candlesticks
- splendid
the bright stars of stage and screen
a bright moment in history
the bright pageantry of court
- clear and sharp and ringing (syn: brilliant)
the bright sound of the trumpet section
- characterized by happiness or gladness
bright faces
all the world seems bright and gay
- likely to turn out well in the future (syn: hopeful, promising)
had a bright future in publishing


- with brightness (syn: brightly, brilliantly)
the windows glowed jewel bright

Extra examples

The lighting was too bright.

It was a bright, sunny day.

The room was decorated in bright colors.

The long array of bright helmets.

Chances of success brighter than any that had offered themselves.

A bright lady, surpassingly fair.

He exhibited a bright example of the most heroic valour.

She is an exceedingly bright child.

Her eyes were hurting from the bright lights.

The weather was bright and sunny.

He was an exceptionally bright child.

He is constantly coming up with bright ideas for making money.

I never wear bright colours.

Her voice was bright and cheerful.

She gave him a bright smile.

Word forms

comparative: brighter
superlative: brightest
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