splendent

adjective

splen·​dent ˈsplen-dənt How to pronounce splendent (audio)
1
: shining, glossy
splendent luster
2
: illustrious, brilliant
splendent genius

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Late Latin splendent-, splendens, from Latin, present participle of splendēre

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Splendent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splendent. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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