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grandeur

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noun gran·deur \ˈgran-jər, -ˌju̇r, -ˌd(y)u̇r, -d(y)ər\

Simple Definition of grandeur

  • : a great and impressive quality

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of grandeur

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being grand :  magnificence <the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome — E. A. Poe>

  2. 2 :  an instance or example of grandeur

Examples of grandeur in a sentence

  1. His paintings capture the beauty and grandeur of the landscape.

  2. They are restoring the hotel to its original grandeur.



Origin of grandeur

French, from Old French, from grand


First Known Use: 1600


GRANDEUR Defined for Kids

grandeur

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noun gran·deur \ˈgran-jər\

Definition of grandeur for Students

  1. :  impressive greatness <the grandeur of the mountains>





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