brilliance

noun

bril·​liance ˈbril-yən(t)s How to pronounce brilliance (audio)
: the quality or state of being brilliant

Examples of brilliance in a Sentence

The professor was known for his brilliance. the brilliance of a diamond
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Word History

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brilliance was in 1748

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“Brilliance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brilliance. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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brilliance

noun
bril·​liance ˈbril-yən(t)s How to pronounce brilliance (audio)
: the quality or state of being brilliant

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