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splendent

[ splen-duhnt ]

adjective

  1. shining or radiant, as the sun.
  2. gleaming or lustrous, as metal, marble, etc.
  3. brilliant in appearance, color, etc.; gorgeous; magnificent; splendid.
  4. eminent; illustrious.


splendent

/ ˈsplɛndənt /

adjective

  1. shining brightly; lustrous

    a splendent sun

  2. famous; illustrious


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Other Words From

  • splendent·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of splendent1

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin splendent- (stem of splendēns ), present participle of splendēre to shine; -ent
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Word History and Origins

Origin of splendent1

C15: from Latin splendēns brilliant, from splendēre to shine
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Example Sentences

Its face is almost purely metallic, and more splendent than appears to consist with its being purely metallic copper.

The feldspar exhibited its splendent black crystals in fine relief in the massy quartz.

They brought her mother's saddle, splendent with gems and gold, set it on the great red horse, and lifted her to it.

Quaecunque in Germanorum indole admiranda atque imitanda fere censemus, ea in Doellingero maxime splendent.

To the outer glozing fame That now attires us splendent, we may add Inmost applause.

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