grandeur

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noun gran·deur \ˈgran-jər, -ˌju̇r, -ˌd(y)u̇r, -d(y)ər\

Definition of grandeur

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being grand :  magnificence the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome — E. A. Poe

  2. 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.

Origin and Etymology of grandeur

French, from Old French, from grand


First Known Use: 1632


GRANDEUR Defined for English Language Learners

grandeur

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noun gran·deur \ˈgran-jər, -ˌju̇r, -ˌd(y)u̇r, -d(y)ər\

Definition of grandeur for English Language Learners

  • : a great and impressive quality


GRANDEUR Defined for Kids

grandeur

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noun gran·deur \ˈgran-jər\

Definition of grandeur for Students

  1. :  impressive greatness the grandeur of the mountains



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