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or re·splend·en·cy

[ri-splen-duh ns or ri-splen-duh n-see]
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  1. a resplendent quality or state; splendor.
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Origin of resplendence

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Late Latin word resplendentia. See resplendent, -ence
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Related Words

radiance, glare, show, glitz, brilliance, brilliancy, zap, glisten, twinkle, gleam, flash, shimmer, sparkle, glister, sheen, luster, glamour, beam, magnificence, shine

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Historical Examples

  • It soon appeared that the principle of life was essential to the resplendence of the Purple Head.

    The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales

    Richard Garnett

  • Bryce Canyon also is an amphitheatre, a richer, more compacted bit of resplendence.

  • And in that midst their sportive pennons wav'd Thousands of angels; in resplendence each Distinct, and quaint adornment.

  • In the full light of the chandelier she saw the colonel in all his resplendence still pacing silently up and down.

    The Song of Songs

    Hermann Sudermann

  • Through the whole of the evening Mollie and the camellias shone forth with resplendence.


    Frances Hodgson Burnett

Word Origin and History for resplendence


early 15c., from Late Latin resplendentia, from stem of Latin resplendens (see resplendent).

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