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noun mag·nif·i·cence \mag-ˈni-fə-sən(t)s, məg-\

Definition of magnificence

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being magnificent

  2. 2 :  splendor of surroundings

Examples of magnificence in a sentence

  1. <the magnificence of the great castle hallway is beyond description>

Origin and Etymology of magnificence

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin magnificentia, from magnificus noble in character, magnificent, from magnus great + -ficus -fic — more at much

First Known Use: 14th century

MAGNIFICENCE Defined for Kids


noun mag·nif·i·cence \mag-ˈni-fə-səns\

Definition of magnificence for Students

  1. :  impressive beauty or greatness <The room's magnificence awed me.>

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