- brilliant or gorgeous appearance, coloring, etc.; magnificence: the splendor of the palace.
- an instance or display of imposing pomp or grandeur: the splendor of the coronation.
- grandeur; glory; brilliant distinction: the splendor of ancient Greek architecture.
- great brightness; brilliant light or luster.
- to make splendid by decorating lavishly; adorn.
- to move or proceed with splendor, grandeur, or pomp.
Origin of splendor
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Examples from the Web for splendor
I had already read the books, but after the TV show came out, I was amazed by the splendor of the costumes.Inside the Obsessive Fantasy World of ‘Game of Thrones’ Cosplay
April 6, 2014
Insulated from ruin, networked into success, failing upward and retiring in splendor are commonplace.The Music Industry Is Dying? Great
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Watch the sky around the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, explode with splendor.Kanye West, Joe Biden, Fred Armison, 2012 Recap, and More Viral Videos
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But anyone wanting the splendor and sordidness of the Renaissance will not be disappointed.Ross King’s Italian Renaissance Book Bag
December 11, 2012
We all remember the trailer: a glittering, era-transcending piece of Baz Luhrman splendor.Great Gatsby Costumes Were Designed By Miuccia Prada
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Now, far be it from us to belittle the splendor of this scientific vision.Understanding the Scriptures
The vegetation was extravagant in its luxuriance and splendor.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
The virility of a country is worth more than the splendor of its monuments.Latin America and the United States
But no one thought of this; all were too much overcome by the splendor of the Major's presence.The Depot Master
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The splendor of the empire under Napoleon had no attractions for him.
Word Origin and History for splendor
mid-15c., from Middle French esplendour, from Latin splendor "brilliance," from splendere "be bright, shine" (see splendid).