magnificence

noun
mag·​nif·​i·​cence | \ mag-ˈni-fə-sən(t)s How to pronounce magnificence (audio) , məg- \

Definition of magnificence

1 : the quality or state of being magnificent
2 : splendor of surroundings

Examples of magnificence in a Sentence

the magnificence of the great castle hallway is beyond description
Recent Examples on the Web Then there are those who make up the majority of chasers, Brindley Ubl said, people somewhere in the middle who have a passion for chasing safely and experiencing the magnificence of a tornado. NBC News, 22 Apr. 2022 But Dijon, a town of 155,000 inhabitants, has its turbulent underside, in the image of a country where beauty and belligerence and magnificence and malaise are often uneasy bedfellows. New York Times, 9 Apr. 2022 But Dijon, a town of 155,000 inhabitants, has its turbulent underside, in the image of a country where beauty and belligerence and magnificence and malaise are often uneasy bedfellows. Roger Cohen, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Apr. 2022 Some of his pictures showcase magnificence, while others are intentionally hard to look at. Stefanie Blendis, CNN, 28 Mar. 2022 The structure's magnificence lies in its preservation of gold and glass mosaics on the interior -- one of the few from the 11th century, Pevny said. CNN, 25 Mar. 2022 Friendship is my antidote to despair—a reminder that even alongside all the misery, there is such magnificence. Dawn Ennis, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 Head back to have a sundowner on your private patio facing Zion's magnificence and drop off into your plush mattress for a well-deserved rest. Rina Nehdar, Travel + Leisure, 4 Mar. 2022 There are few better places to experience the magnificence of Baroque Rome than in the Colonna Gallery, a vast glittering space awash in gilt moldings and decorative trim, where hundreds of Old Master paintings blanket the walls. Catherine Sabino, Forbes, 30 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of magnificence

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for magnificence

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin magnificentia, from magnificus noble in character, magnificent, from magnus great + -ficus -fic — more at much

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“Magnificence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnificence. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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magnificence

noun
mag·​nif·​i·​cence | \ mag-ˈni-fə-səns How to pronounce magnificence (audio) \

Kids Definition of magnificence

: impressive beauty or greatness The room's magnificence awed me.

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