brilliant or gorgeous appearance, coloring, etc.; magnificence: the splendor of the palace.
an instance or display of imposing pomp or grandeur: the splendor of the coronation.
grandeur; glory; brilliant distinction: the splendor of ancient Greek architecture.
great brightness; brilliant light or luster.
to make splendid by decorating lavishly; adorn.
to move or proceed with splendor, grandeur, or pomp.
- Also especially British, splen·dour .
- splen·dor·ous, splen·drous [splen-druhs], /ˈsplɛn drəs/, adjective
- outsplendor, verb (used with object)
- un·splen·dor·ous, adjective
- un·splen·dor·ous·ly, adverb
- splendid, splendorous
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How to use splendor in a sentence
Straight from the times of the Peloponnesian War, monuments and temples loom in their original splendor.Five sensational vacation destinations from the virtual worlds of video games | Shelly Tan, Elise Favis, Gene Park, Armand Emamdjomeh | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
This splendor is complemented by immense quietude, like nothing I have experienced in months.He escaped the cacophony by strapping on snowshoes and slipping into the Great North Woods | Miles Howard | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
It is all around us, if we practice looking for its small splendors.
Brad Wetzler’s adventure road trip through the Silver State turns up a secret-stash playground of backcountry splendor, high-end diversions, and a horizon that never stops beckoning.
In that sense, how life works on Earth, for all of its multivariate splendor across billions of years, may be highly constrained by the specifics of planetary composition and change, from the chemical milieu to asteroid impacts.How Life Could Continue to Evolve - Issue 88: Love & Sex | Caleb Scharf | August 12, 2020 | Nautilus
I had already read the books, but after the TV show came out, I was amazed by the splendor of the costumes.Inside the Obsessive Fantasy World of ‘Game of Thrones’ Cosplay | Amy Zimmerman | April 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Insulated from ruin, networked into success, failing upward and retiring in splendor are commonplace.
He caught wind that Kazan was working on a film about college kids called splendor in the Grass, and wanted in.Bruce Dern’s Long, Strange Trip to Leading Man in Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ | Marlow Stern | November 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk on Dam Square should be a model of stately splendor.Dutch Coronation Celebrations Clouded After Boston Marathon Bombing | Nadette De Visser | April 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Watch the sky around the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, explode with splendor.Kanye West, Joe Biden, Fred Armison, 2012 Recap, and More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | January 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was distinguished for personal courage, as well as taste for elegance and splendor, whence he was called the munificent.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Avoid also speaking of any house where you may have been a guest in terms of overpraise, giving glowing pictures of its splendor.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
His very genius and splendor pails upon one, even taking the pictures as worldly pictures.Little Travels and Roadside Sketches | William Makepeace Thackeray
It is a great building in the Georgian style, rather plain from the outside, but the interior is furnished in great splendor.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
And Nerto is taken to the Pope, whom she finds sadly enthroned in all his splendor, and brings him the news of a means of escape.Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer