splendor

noun splen·dor \ ˈsplen-dər \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of splendor

1 a : great brightness or luster : brilliancy
2 : something splendid
  • the splendors of the past

splendorous

or less commonly splendrous play \ˈsplen-d(ə-)rəs\ adjective

Examples of splendor in a Sentence

  1. The palace had lost much of its original splendor.

  2. the splendor of the ancient monument awed us into silence

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Origin and Etymology of splendor

Middle English splendure, from Anglo-French splendur, from Latin splendor, from splendēre


SPLENDOR Defined for English Language Learners

splendor

noun

Definition of splendor for English Language Learners

  • : great and impressive beauty

  • : things that are very beautiful or impressive


SPLENDOR Defined for Kids

splendor

noun splen·dor \ ˈsplen-dər \

Definition of splendor for Students

1 : great brightness
  • the splendor of the sun
2 : pomp, glory
  • the splendors of ancient Rome
3 : an impressive feature
  • The house has many splendors.


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