[ri-splen-duh ns or ri-splen-duh n-see]
- a resplendent quality or state; splendor.
Origin of resplendence
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Related Wordsradiance, glare, show, glitz, brilliance, brilliancy, zap, glisten, twinkle, gleam, flash, shimmer, sparkle, glister, sheen, luster, glamour, beam, magnificence, shine
Examples from the Web for resplendence
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
Bryce Canyon also is an amphitheatre, a richer, more compacted bit of resplendence.Zion National Park
And in that midst their sportive pennons wav'd Thousands of angels; in resplendence each Distinct, and quaint adornment.The Vision of Paradise, Complete
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
Through the whole of the evening Mollie and the camellias shone forth with resplendence.Vagabondia
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Word Origin and History for resplendence
early 15c., from Late Latin resplendentia, from stem of Latin resplendens (see resplendent).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper