HyperDic: brightness

English > 3 senses of the word brightness:
NOUNattributebrightnessthe location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
cognitionbrightness, cleverness, smartnessintelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
attributebrightness, luminosity, brightness level, luminance, luminousness, lightthe quality of being luminous
brightness > pronunciation
Soundsbray'tnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > brightness: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white.
NarrowerdazzleBrightness enough to blind partially and temporarily
flashA momentary brightness
glare, blaze, brillianceA light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
glintA spatially localized brightness
glitter, glister, glisten, scintillation, sparkleThe quality of shining with a bright reflected light
luster, lustre, brilliancy, splendor, splendourA quality that outshines the usual / usual
opalescence, iridescenceThe visual property of something having a milky brightness and a play of colors from the surface
radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgencyThe quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
Broaderlight, lightnessThe visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures / pictures
OppositedullnessA lack of visual brightness
Spanishbrillantez, brillo, luminosidad
Catalanlluminositat
Adjectivesbrightemitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
brighthaving striking color
English > brightness: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaningintelligence as manifested in being quick and witty.
Synonymscleverness, smartness
BroaderintelligenceThe ability to comprehend
Spanishcapacidad, habilidad, ingenio, inteligencia
Catalancapacitat, enginy, habilitat, intel·ligència
Adjectivesbrightfull or promise
brightcharacterized by quickness and ease in learning
English > brightness: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light.
Synonymsluminosity, brightness level, luminance, luminousness, light
Attributesbrightemitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
dullemitting or reflecting very little light
Narrowerilluminance, illuminationThe luminous flux incident on a unit area
incandescencelight from heat
luminescence, glowlight from nonthermal sources
Broaderphysical propertyAny property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
Spanishluminancia, luminosidad, luz
Catalanlluminositat, luminància
Adjectivesbrightnot made dim or less bright
brighthaving lots of light either natural or artificial
brightmade smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing

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