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splendor

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noun splen·dor \ˈsplen-dər\

Simple Definition of splendor

  • : great and impressive beauty

  • : things that are very beautiful or impressive

Full Definition of splendor

  1. 1a :  great brightness or luster :  brilliancyb :  magnificence, pomp

  2. 2 :  something splendid <the splendors of the past>

splen·dor·ous also splen·drous play \-d(ə-)rəs\ adjective

Examples of splendor

  1. The palace had lost much of its original splendor.

  2. <the splendor of the ancient monument awed us into silence>



Origin of splendor

Middle English splendure, from Anglo-French splendur, from Latin splendor, from splendēre


First Known Use: 15th century



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