opulence

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noun op·u·lence \ˈä-pyə-lən(t)s\

Definition of opulence

  1. 1 :  wealth, affluence the opulence of prerevolutionary monarchs

  2. 2 :  abundance, profusion an opulence of fruits

Examples of opulence in a Sentence

  1. in some parts of the city nearly unimaginable opulence can be found side by side with nearly unthinkable poverty

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First Known Use of opulence

circa 1518



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