[ bril-yuhn-see ]
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noun,plural bril·lian·cies for 1.
  1. an instance of brilliance: the brilliancies of Congreve's wit.

Origin of brilliancy

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

Other words from brilliancy

  • o·ver·bril·lian·cy, noun

Words Nearby brilliancy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use brilliancy in a sentence

  • The high pitch represents mentality, the esthetic phases of beauty, and much brilliancy.

    Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
  • He brings out all their power, brilliancy and careering wildness, and makes the greatest sensation of them.

  • Liszt gave it with a velvety softness, clearness, brilliancy and pearliness of touch that was inimitable.

  • The intense brilliancy of the moon seemed to press darkness down upon the earth.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • In some cases these stars are of the same brilliancy, but in others one of the lights is much brighter than the other.

    Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler