Definition of resplendent
: shining brilliantly : characterized by a glowing splendor meadows resplendent with wildflowers — Outdoor World
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Examples of resplendent in a Sentence
The fields were resplendent with flowers.
She looked resplendent in her green evening gown.
a bird with resplendent yellow feathers
Recent Examples of resplendent from the Web
Befitting the resplendent resort, its offerings to the public are limited — and come at a price.
The 3.5 mile walk is resplendent with manicured gardens and mansions on one side, and the ocean on the other.
The three men watched the dancers performing tightly choreographed moves using chairs as props, before greeting their friend Jermerious Buckley, 30, resplendent in green contacts and red four-inch heels, leaning against the bar.
Maggie Gardner of Hartford, a 14-year breast cancer survivor, was at the park, resplendent in pink – tutu, fairy wings and a pink butterfly headband.
Now people are fighting over the best way to use – and share – this resplendent swath of land.
Players arriving for a tournament this week at Muirfield Village might notice a framed picture of Tiger Woods with a resplendent smile and bright red shirt.
The kitchen windows faced a hillside resplendent with tropical plants.
Since then, more than 100 volunteers have joined the effort to keep the park manicured and resplendent in its role as the city's crown jewel along Lake Michigan.
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Did You Know?
Resplendent has a lot in common with "splendid" ("shining, brilliant"), "splendent" ("shining, glossy"), and "splendor" ("brightness or luster"). Each of those glowing terms gets its shine from the Latin verb splendēre ("to shine"). Etymologists believe "splendēre" might also be related to Middle Irish lainn, meaning "bright." "Splendent," "splendor," and "resplendent" first showed their lustrous senses in English during the 15th century, but "splendid" didn't show up until over 175 years later; its earliest known use dates from 1624.
Synonym Discussion of resplendent
RESPLENDENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of resplendent for English Language Learners
: very bright and attractive
RESPLENDENT Defined for Kids
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