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brilliance

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noun bril·liance \ˈbril-yən(t)s\

Simple Definition of brilliance

  • : the quality or state of being brilliant

Full Definition of brilliance

  1. :  the quality or state of being brilliant

Examples of brilliance

  1. The professor was known for his brilliance.

  2. the brilliance of a diamond



1755

First Known Use of brilliance

1755


BRILLIANCE Defined for Kids

brilliance

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noun bril·liance \ˈbril-yəns\

Definition of brilliance

  1. :  great brightness





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