Origin of éclat
Examples from the Web for eclat
The first splendour and eclat of such situations soon loses its lustre, and often, as you found it, is burdensome.Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume II (of 2)|John Hill Burton
The eclat, however, was not kept up by any thing on the part of General Washington.The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III.|Thomas Paine
Eclat, a French word meaning brilliancy of success, striking effect.Essays|Ralph Waldo Emerson
The prisoners were represented by John Berwick, the engineer, who entered into their defense with much interest and eclat.The Frontier Boys in the Sierras|Wyn Roosevelt
Moreover, upon the emergent parts of the Eclat reef and heights of the roadstead he proposed to erect two forts.
British Dictionary definitions for eclat
Word Origin for éclat
Word Origin and History for eclat
1670s, "showy brilliance," from French éclat "splinter, fragment" (12c.), also "flash of brilliance," from eclater "burst out, splinter," from Old French esclater "smash, shatter into pieces," of uncertain origin, perhaps from a West Germanic word related to slit or to Old High German sleizen "tear to pieces; to split, cleave." Extended sense of "conspicuous success" is first recorded in English in 1741.