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SPLENDOUR

 Dictionary entry overview: What does splendour mean? 

SPLENDOUR (noun)
  The noun SPLENDOUR has 2 senses:

1. a quality that outshines the usual
2. the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand

  Familiarity information: SPLENDOUR used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPLENDOUR (noun)


Sense 1splendour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quality that outshines the usual

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

brilliancy; luster; splendor; splendour; lustre

Hypernyms ("splendour" is a kind of...):

brightness (the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white)


Sense 2splendour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

grandeur; brilliance; splendour; splendor; magnificence; grandness

Context examples:

for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel / his 'Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects / it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor / an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art / advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

Hypernyms ("splendour" is a kind of...):

elegance (a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "splendour"):

eclat (brilliant or conspicuous success or effect)


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