magnificence

[ mag-nif-uh-suhns ]
/ mægˈnɪf ə səns /

noun

the quality or state of being magnificent; splendor; grandeur; sublimity: the magnificence of snow-covered mountains; the magnificence of his achievements.
impressiveness of surroundings: the magnificence of Versailles.

Origin of magnificence

1300–50; Middle English < Latin magnificentia, equivalent to magnificent- magnificent + -ia -y3; see -ence
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magnificence

/ (mæɡˈnɪfɪsəns) /

noun

the quality of being magnificent

Word Origin for magnificence

C14: via French from Latin magnificentia
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