resplendence

noun

re·​splen·​dence ri-ˈsplen-dən(t)s How to pronounce resplendence (audio)
: the quality or state of being resplendent : splendor

Examples of resplendence in a Sentence

the fabled resplendence of the Taj Mahal
Recent Examples on the Web The mild-mannered DiLiegro has firm opinions about everything from meat-cutting to the resplendence of the Boston Red Sox. Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2022 All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not, ipso facto, auriferous. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Oct. 2021 No matter the responsibilities, all the postings can promise the resplendence of Scotland’s storied past. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Dec. 2019 Lionel Messi started to show flashes of resplendence, and had a chance late on before the half time whistle, but it was superbly blocked by Fabio Coentrao, who so happens to be on loan from Barca's fierce rivals Real Madrid. SI.com, 28 Sep. 2017 Unlike Ms. Pfeiffer’s femme resplendence, which looked even to my novice tween eyes like a ton of work with plenty of room for error, Mr. Modine’s boyishness appeared effortless, and therefore cool. Naomi Fry, New York Times, 22 June 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of resplendence was in the 15th century

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“Resplendence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resplendence. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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resplendence

noun
re·​splen·​dence ri-ˈsplen-dən(t)s How to pronounce resplendence (audio)
: the quality or state of being resplendent : splendor
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