brilliancy

[bril-yuh n-see]

noun, plural bril·lian·cies for 1.

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

Origin of brilliancy

First recorded in 1740–50; brilli(ant) + -ancy
Related formso·ver·bril·lian·cy, noun
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Word Origin and History for brilliancy
n.

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

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