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

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 The 17 1/2-point underdogs gained control of this one early, racing out to a 24-10 halftime lead behind two takeaways and a splendid start by Calzada. Kristie Rieken, ajc, 10 Oct. 2021 Perhaps the most splendid building lies within the Nohoch Mul complex—the ancient pyramid Ixmoja stands 138 feet tall, serving as one of the tallest Mayan structures on the peninsula. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Reduced crowds — for now, at least — and businesses eager to welcome back customers make this a surprisingly splendid time to visit. Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2021 The 17½-point underdogs gained control of this one early, racing out to a 24-10 halftime lead behind two takeaways and a splendid start by Calzada. BostonGlobe.com, 30 Nov. 2019 The whole future of the domestic carbon-fiber manufacturing industry may be at stake, but right here, right now, the Prolog is simply splendid. Adrienne So, Wired, 14 Sep. 2021 The queen usually spends her late summer holiday there, about two months in its splendid isolation. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2021 The splendid cast includes Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Kaitlyn Dever, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, Rosario Dawson and Michael Stuhlbarg. oregonlive, 27 Aug. 2021 Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada, 21, joined them after a splendid 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 victory over Frances Tiafoe of Maryland. Los Angeles Times, 5 Sep. 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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15 Oct 2021

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“Splendid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splendid. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for splendid

splendid

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of splendid

: very impressive and beautiful
: very good : excellent

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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