Brilliance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbrɪlɪəns|  American pronunciation of the word brilliance
Brit.  |ˈbrɪlj(ə)ns|  British pronunciation of the word brilliance


- a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted (syn: blaze, glare)
- the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand (syn: grandeur, magnificence, splendor, splendour)
his 'Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
- unusual mental ability (syn: genius)

Extra examples

The professor was known for his brilliance.

The story is told with his usual brilliance by Macaulay.

He is also respected for his brilliance as an artist.

The stars glittered with the brilliance of jewels.

His face was rosed over with the brilliance of some excitement.

Evelyn Waugh came to Wilson's defence and acknowledged the brilliance of the book's themes.

This recording has a fullness and warmth that brings out the brilliance of the piece.

It was clear that Jenkins had something of his father's brilliance.

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