re·​splen·​dence | \ ri-ˈsplen-dən(t)s How to pronounce resplendence (audio) \

Definition of resplendence

: the quality or state of being resplendent : splendor

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the fabled resplendence of the Taj Mahal
Recent Examples on the Web No matter the responsibilities, all the postings can promise the resplendence of Scotland’s storied past. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Job Hunting? How About Working at a Stunning Scottish Castle?," 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., "A Cagey Night in Lisbon Sees Barcelona Go Top of Group D," 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, "The Mom Who Wore Supreme," 22 June 2016

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First Known Use of resplendence

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Resplendence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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