US splendor

/ (ˈsplɛndə) /

  1. the state or quality of being splendid

  2. sun in splendour heraldry a representation of the sun with rays and a human face

Derived forms of splendour

  • splendorous or splendrous (ˈsplɛndrəs), adjective

Words Nearby splendour

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How to use splendour in a sentence

  • The rays of the ascending sun were bright upon it: and the superb palace of the Spanish kings shone in its fullest splendour.

  • And he forgot his lesser self in this crowded atmosphere of ancient divinities and old-world splendour.

    The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
  • It is true that they wanted the picturesque splendour of ancient warfare.

  • Only the western heavens, where the sun sank in a red mass of ominous splendour, was alive with energy.

    The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
  • The Sultan declared he could never receive the Governor with such splendour, but he wanted him to promise to return his visit.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman