grandeur

noun
gran·​deur | \ ˈgran-jər How to pronounce grandeur (audio) , -ˌju̇r, -ˌd(y)u̇r, -d(y)ər \

Definition of grandeur

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

His paintings capture the beauty and grandeur of the landscape. They are restoring the hotel to its original grandeur.
Recent Examples on the Web Where to Stay Few properties in Amsterdam can boast the same grandeur and historical cache as the Waldorf Astoria, which consists of six mansions from the 16th and 17th centuries that have been seamlessly adjoined within. Liam Hess, Vogue, 11 May 2022 That journey allowed the composer to explore a theme of grandeur and scope throughout, not just in the Tuscany scenes and cues. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 28 Apr. 2022 Possessing a unique and breathtaking artistic vision matching anything conceived in paint or clay or stone for grandeur. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 There are few city properties that can match the history, grandeur and amenities of Sloane House, located on Old Church Street in London’s Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 2 Mar. 2022 Artist Ruben Toledo’s unobtrusive set designs convey an appealing mix of grandeur and warmth. Washington Post, 25 Nov. 2021 The General Sherman tree — the largest living thing on earth — and other ancients that are the backdrop for photos that rarely capture the grandeur and scale of the giant sequoias were wrapped in foil blankets. Fox News, 20 Nov. 2021 The General Sherman tree — the largest living thing on earth — and other ancients that are the backdrop for photos that rarely capture the grandeur and scale of the giant sequoias were wrapped in foil blankets. Brian Melley, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Nov. 2021 For a while in the 1990s, Kiefer fell out of favor, suspected of having succumbed to delusions of grandeur. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of grandeur

1632, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grandeur

French, from Old French, from grand

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13 May 2022

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“Grandeur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grandeur. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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grandeur

noun
gran·​deur | \ ˈgran-jər How to pronounce grandeur (audio) \

Kids Definition of grandeur

: impressive greatness the grandeur of the mountains

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