noun \ˈsplen-dər\

: great and impressive beauty

: things that are very beautiful or impressive

Full Definition of SPLENDOR

a :  great brightness or luster :  brilliancy
b :  magnificence, pomp
:  something splendid <the splendors of the past>
splen·dor·ous also splen·drous \-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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