splendid

adjective
splen·​did | \ ˈsplen-dəd How to pronounce splendid (audio) \

Definition of splendid

1 : possessing or displaying splendor: such as
b : marked by showy magnificence
3a : excellent a splendid opportunity
b : being out of the ordinary : singular

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Other Words from splendid

splendidly adverb
splendidness noun

Choose the Right Synonym for splendid

splendid, resplendent, gorgeous, glorious, sublime, superb mean extraordinarily or transcendently impressive. splendid implies outshining the usual or customary. the wedding was a splendid occasion resplendent suggests a glowing or blazing splendor. resplendent in her jewelry gorgeous implies a rich splendor especially in display of color. a gorgeous red dress glorious suggests radiance that heightens beauty or distinction. a glorious sunset sublime implies an exaltation or elevation almost beyond human comprehension. a vision of sublime beauty superb suggests an excellence reaching the highest conceivable degree. her singing was superb

Examples of splendid in a Sentence

We have a splendid opportunity to do something really useful. I have some splendid news. “We'll be coming out to visit over the summer.” “Oh, splendid!”
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Recent Examples on the Web On Tour’s Reprise ($12.99, four 16-ounce cans) is a splendid example, hearkening back to a classic incarnation of the style. Adam Lukach, chicagotribune.com, "What we’re drinking this weekend: Raising a glass for blazing 45-degree highs and the pesky Golden Globes," 26 Feb. 2021 Teams with outstanding execution, while playing fast, and with splendid adjustments. Star Tribune, "Gophers could fire and rehire Richard Pitino, and sell it a reboot," 12 Feb. 2021 Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning fill out a splendid ensemble. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 100 Best Movies on HBO Max," 1 Feb. 2021 Another playmaker with a splendid blend of size (6-4) and athleticism. Jim Mcbride, BostonGlobe.com, "Patriots could get their hands on some good receivers in free agency," 20 Jan. 2021 His departure was so disgustingly splendid that jewels, precious metals, and other finery had to be imported from Venice — all the recent Borgia celebrations had put a dint in the Roman supply of luxury goods. Anne Thériault, Longreads, "Queens of Infamy: Lucrezia Borgia," 28 May 2020 On this Friday morning, much of the Mid-Atlantic was greeted by fiery blend of yellow, orange and red and a splendid arrangement of textured cloud cover. Washington Post, "A magnificent sunrise marks January’s midpoint in D.C.," 15 Jan. 2021 In these splendid stories, Mr. Barry portrays the two opposing faces of passion. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: ‘That Old Country Music’ Review," 15 Jan. 2021 This new biography is perhaps best used as a companion to rereading Greene's splendid (and splendidly tormented) novels. Star Tribune, "Review: 'The Unquiet Englishman,' by Richard Greene," 8 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of splendid

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for splendid

Latin splendidus, from splendēre to shine; perhaps akin to Middle Irish lainn bright

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The first known use of splendid was in 1624

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1 Mar 2021

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“Splendid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splendid. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for splendid

splendid

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of splendid

: very impressive and beautiful
somewhat old-fashioned : very good

splendid

adjective
splen·​did | \ ˈsplen-dəd How to pronounce splendid (audio) \

Kids Definition of splendid

1 : impressive in beauty, excellence, or magnificence You did a splendid job. a splendid palace
2 : having or showing splendor : brilliant … I knew I would never again see anything so splendid as the round red sun coming up …— Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain
3 : excellent We had a splendid time.

Other Words from splendid

splendidly adverb

Choose the Right Synonym for splendid

splendid, glorious, and superb mean very impressive. splendid is used for something far above the ordinary in excellence or magnificence. What a splendid idea! She wore a splendid jewel. glorious is used for something that is radiant with light or beauty. I watched the glorious sunset. superb is used of the highest possible point of magnificence or excellence. The food was superb.

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