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bright

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adjective \ˈbrīt\

Definition of bright

  1. 1a :  radiating or reflecting light :  shining, sparkling bright lights bright eyesb :  sunny a bright day; also :  radiant with happiness bright smiling faces bright moments

  2. 2 :  illustrious, glorious brightest star of the opera

  3. 3 :  beautiful

  4. 4 :  of high saturation or lightness bright colors

  5. 5a :  lively, cheerful be bright and jovial among your guests — William Shakespeareb :  intelligent, clever a bright idea bright children

  6. 6 :  auspicious, promising bright prospects for the future

bright

adverb

brightly

adverb

Examples of bright in a Sentence

  1. The lighting was too bright.

  2. a bright room with lots of windows

  3. It was a bright, sunny day.

  4. The room was decorated in bright colors.

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Origin and Etymology of bright

Middle English, from Old English beorht; akin to Old High German beraht bright, Sanskrit bhrājate it shines

Synonym Discussion of bright

bright, brilliant, radiant, luminous, lustrous mean shining or glowing with light. bright implies emitting or reflecting a high degree of light. brilliant implies intense often sparkling brightness. radiant stresses the emission or seeming emission of rays of light. luminous implies emission of steady, suffused, glowing light by reflection or in surrounding darkness. lustrous stresses an even, rich light from a surface that reflects brightly without glittering.

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bright

noun

Definition of bright

  1. :  a color of high saturation :  a bright (see 1bright 4) color —usually used in plural rich earth tones and crisp brights — Patricia Peterson

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Origin and Etymology of bright

noun derivative of 1bright


Bright

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biographical name \ˈbrīt\

Definition of Bright

  1. John 1811–1889 English orator and statesman



BRIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

bright

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adjective

Definition of bright for English Language Learners

  • : producing a lot of light : filled with light

  • : having a very light and strong color

  • : able to learn things quickly


BRIGHT Defined for Kids

bright

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adjective \ˈbrīt\

Definition of bright for Students

  1. 1 :  giving off or filled with much light a bright fire a bright room

  2. 2 :  very clear or vivid in color a bright red

  3. 3 :  intelligent 1, clever a bright child

  4. 4 :  cheerful 1 a bright smile

  5. 5 :  likely to be good a bright future

brightly

adverb

brightness

noun


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