splendent

adjective
splen·​dent | \ ˈsplen-dənt How to pronounce splendent (audio) \

Definition of splendent

1 : shining, glossy splendent luster
2 : illustrious, brilliant splendent genius

First Known Use of splendent

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for splendent

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

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“Splendent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splendent. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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