Simple Definition of splendid
: very impressive and beautiful
: very good
Examples of splendid
We have a splendid opportunity to do something really useful.
I have some splendid news.
“We'll be coming out to visit over the summer.” “Oh, splendid!”
Origin of splendid
Latin splendidus, from splendēre to shine; perhaps akin to Middle Irish lainn bright
First Known Use: 1624
Synonym Discussion of splendid
Rhymes with splendid
SPLENDID Defined for Kids
Definition of splendid
1 : impressive in beauty, excellence, or magnificence <You did a splendid job.> <a splendid palace>
2 : having or showing splendor : brilliant <… I knew I would never again see anything so splendid as the round red sun coming up … — Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain>
3 : excellent <We had a splendid time.>
Seen and Heard
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