HyperDic: brilliance

English > 3 senses of the word brilliance:
NOUNattributebrilliance, glare, blazea light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
attributebrilliance, magnificence, splendor, splendour, grandeur, grandnessthe quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
cognitionbrilliance, geniusunusual mental ability
brilliance > pronunciation
Soundsbrih'lyahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > brilliance: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted.
Synonymsglare, blaze
BroaderbrightnessThe location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
Spanishbrillo, fulgor, resplandor
Catalanresplendor
Adjectivesbrilliantfull of light
English > brilliance: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand.
Example "his 'Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects"
Synonymsmagnificence, splendor, splendour, grandeur, grandness
Narrowereclatbrilliant or conspicuous success or effect
BroadereleganceA refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
Spanishbrillantez, esplendor, grandeza, grandiosidad, magnificencia
Catalanesplendor, grandiositat, magneficència
Adjectivesbrilliantcharacterized by grandeur
brilliantof surpassing excellence
English > brilliance: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
Meaningunusual mental ability.
Synonymgenius
NarrowercoruscationA sudden or striking display of brilliance
pyrotechnics(music) brilliance of display (as in the performance of music)
scintillationA brilliant display of wit
BroaderintelligenceThe ability to comprehend
Spanishbrillantez, genio, talento
Catalanbrillantor, geni, talent
Adjectivesbrillianthaving or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence

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