[bril-yuh n-see]

noun, plural bril·lian·cies for 1.

an instance of brilliance: the brilliancies of Congreve's wit.

Nearby words

  1. brill-symmers disease,
  2. brill-zinsser disease,
  3. brillat-savarin,
  4. brillat-savarin, anthelme,
  5. brilliance,
  6. brilliant,
  7. brilliant cresyl blue,
  8. brilliant cut,
  9. brilliant green,
  10. brilliantine

Origin of brilliancy

First recorded in 1740–50; brilli(ant) + -ancy

Related formso·ver·bril·lian·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for brilliancy



1747; see brilliant + -cy. Also cf. brilliance.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper