grandeur

noun gran·deur \ ˈgran-jər , -ˌju̇r , -ˌd(y)u̇r , -d(y)ər \
Updated on: 15 May 2018
1 : the quality or state of being grand : magnificence
  • the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome
  • —E. A. Poe
2 : an instance or example of grandeur
  • visited the awesome grandeurs of the American West

Examples of grandeur in a Sentence

  1. His paintings capture the beauty and grandeur of the landscape.

  2. They are restoring the hotel to its original grandeur.

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Origin and Etymology of grandeur

French, from Old French, from grand

GRANDEUR Defined for English Language Learners

grandeur

  • : a great and impressive quality


GRANDEUR Defined for Kids

grandeur

noun gran·deur \ ˈgran-jər \
: impressive greatness
  • the grandeur of the mountains


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