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splendent

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adjective splen·dent \ˈsplen-dənt\

Definition of splendent

  1. 1 :  shining, glossy <splendent luster>

  2. 2 :  illustrious, brilliant <splendent genius>



Origin and Etymology of splendent

Middle English, from Late Latin splendent-, splendens, from Latin, present participle of splendēre


First Known Use: 15th century

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