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

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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

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.

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 And while the dynasty’s regalia was glittery and their palaces splendid, the royals themselves were markedly less easy on the eyes: Generation after generation, Habsburg monarchs had sharply jutting jaws, bulbous lower lips and long noses. Lila Thulin, Smithsonian, "The Distinctive ‘Habsburg Jaw’ Was Likely the Result of the Royal Family’s Inbreeding," 4 Dec. 2019 Hooper guides this splendid cast through detailed performances but serves the actors poorly in his filming. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "“Cats” Could Have Been a Contender," 27 Dec. 2019 Memorable ‘Cardiac Kids’ combacks Deer Park’s football team had a splendid 2019 season, surprising more than a few when the squad earned an unexpected state playoff berth. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Jaw-dropping race caps year of Deer Park sports highlights," 19 Dec. 2019 Howard’s life is, after all, pretty splendid on the surface. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The Gritty, Spellbinding Tragedy of Uncut Gems," 12 Dec. 2019 Which was a travesty, because Kelly, out of some 800 acts playing Summerfest, is definitely one of most splendid vocalists this year. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest 2019: The National, Tori Kelly and more of the best and worst from the side stages on Day 5," 1 July 2019 But before season 2 even premiered, the Flamingo talked at ease about her previous tropical vacation, and from Bailon's Instagram, her June trip to Hawaii seems more suspicious than splendid. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "The 12 Best Panelist & Fan Theories on Who the Remaining 'The Masked Singer' Contestants Are," 6 Dec. 2019 As for the rare experience of the score being performed in concert, the orchestra’s musicians sounded splendid, if a little too unvaryingly loud. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, "Review: Minnesota Orchestra hosts an enjoyable Potter party, wands optional," 25 Oct. 2019 Lovie Smith and his splendid beard hope the magic continues at Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Big Ten football power rankings: Michigan football is on the rise," 18 Nov. 2019

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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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7 Feb 2020

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“Splendid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splendid. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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splendid

adjective
How to pronounce splendid (audio)

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

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