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
We call the material Trebek delivered “trivia,” but few things are less trivial than turning a generous eye toward the world — in all its strange and diverse splendor — and calling things by their right name.Remembering Alex Trebek, The Man With All The Answers | Oliver Roeder | November 9, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
That honor would go to their ultra-super-mega-splendorous Phelps Insignia ($200 a bottle, with 12,000 cases produced in 2005).