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

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Examples of magnificence in a Sentence

the magnificence of the great castle hallway is beyond description
Recent Examples on the Web But that’s the magnificence of this time — Holy Week and Easter, and way beyond. Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, "What of Our Souls as We Face Coronavirus?," 13 Apr. 2020 Every basketball fan knew the magnificence of the Mamba. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "Jack Nicholson, Barack Obama, Shaquille O'Neal and More Mourn Kobe Bryant," 26 Jan. 2020 Opponents only hope to manage the magnificence of Mike Trout, a generational talent whom players and front office personnel around baseball almost unanimously anoint their sport's best player. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros stymie Mike Trout, Angels for 3rd consecutive win," 24 Aug. 2019 And nothing says happy Earth Day like Michigan showing us the magnificence of its weather patterns with a low of 32 degrees expected Wednesday night. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, "Metro Detroit forecast for the next week: Snow, rain, cold," 22 Apr. 2020 But there were shadows plucking at the grandeur, a sense of magnificence dissolving into dissonance. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Stephen Sondheim, the Man Who Felt Too Much," 12 Mar. 2020 Every basketball fan knew the magnificence of the Mamba. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "Jack Nicholson, Barack Obama, Shaquille O'Neal and More Mourn Kobe Bryant," 26 Jan. 2020 At the end, visitors are led right back to tall glass windows, which look out toward the pyramids and drive home the magnificence of Ancient Egypt—the grand finale of a chronological show celebrating one of the world's greatest civilizations. Anthony Sattin, Condé Nast Traveler, "Everything We Know About Cairo's New Grand Egyptian Museum," 16 Jan. 2020 Every basketball fan knew the magnificence of the Mamba. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "Jack Nicholson, Barack Obama, Shaquille O'Neal and More Mourn Kobe Bryant," 26 Jan. 2020

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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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The first known use of magnificence was in the 14th century

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14 May 2020

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“Magnificence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnificence. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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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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