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Definition 1: emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where bright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sun was bright and hot
  • a bright sunlit room

(bright is similar to ...) shining intermittently with a sparkling light

"twinkling stars"

(bright is similar to ...) reflecting light

"glistening bodies of swimmers" "the horse's glossy coat" "lustrous auburn hair" "saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet" "shining white enamel"

(bright is similar to ...) having a play of lustrous rainbow colors

"an iridescent oil slick" "nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl" "a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster"

(bright is similar to ...) shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke

"a lurid sunset" "lurid flames"

(bright is similar to ...) shining or glowing by night

"the noctilucent eyes of a cat"

(bright is similar to ...) having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light

"glossy auburn hair" "satiny gardenia petals" "sleek black fur" "silken eyelashes" "silky skin" "a silklike fabric" "slick seals and otters"

(bright is similar to ...) having in itself the property of emitting light

(bright is similar to ...) glistening tremulously

"the shimmery surface of the lake" "a dress of shimmery satin"

(bright is similar to ...) having the white lustrous sheen of silver

"a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap" "repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen"

(bright is similar to ...) shining softly and intermittently

"glimmery candlelight"

(bright is similar to ...) glowing or shining like fire

"from rank to rank she darts her ardent eyes" "frightened by his ardent burning eyes"

(bright is similar to ...) bright with a steady but subdued shining

"from the plane we saw the city below agleam with lights" "the gleaming brass on the altar" "Nereids beneath the nitid moon"

(bright is similar to ...) softly bright or radiant

"a house aglow with lights" "glowing embers" "lambent tongues of flame" "the lucent moon" "a sky luminous with stars"

(bright is similar to ...) having brief brilliant points or flashes of light

"bugle beads all aglitter" "glinting eyes" "glinting water" "his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent" "shop window full of glittering Christmas trees" "glittery costume jewelry" "scintillant mica" "the scintillating stars" "a dress with sparkly sequins" "`glistering' is an archaic term"

(bright is similar to ...) small and round and shiny like a shiny bead or button

"bright beady eyes" "black buttony eyes"

(bright is similar to ...) radiating or as if radiating light

"the beaming sun" "the effulgent daffodils" "a radiant sunrise" "a refulgent sunset"

(bright is similar to ...) shining intensely

"the blazing sun" "blinding headlights" "dazzling snow" "fulgent patterns of sunlight" "the glaring sun"

(bright is similar to ...) (metaphor) shining brightly

(bright is similar to ...) full of light; shining intensely

"a brilliant star" "brilliant chandeliers"

(... are attributes of bright) the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light

"its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"

Definition 2: not made dim or less bright - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where bright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • undimmed headlights
  • surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed

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Definition 3: with brightness - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where bright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the stars shone brilliantly
  • the windows glowed jewel bright

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Definition 4: likely to turn out well in the future - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • had a bright future in publishing
  • the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career
  • a hopeful new singer on Broadway

Synonyms for bright in the sense of this definition

(bright is similar to ...) auguring favorable circumstances and good luck

"an auspicious beginning for the campaign"

Definition 5: having strong or striking color - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bright dress
  • brilliant tapestries
  • a bird with vivid plumage

Synonyms for bright in the sense of this definition

(bright is similar to ...) having much or varied color

"colorful autumn leaves"

Definition 6: splendid - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bright stars of stage and screen
  • a bright moment in history
  • the bright pageantry of court

(bright is similar to ...) having or deserving or conferring glory

"a long and glorious career" "our glorious literature"

Definition 7: characterized by happiness or gladness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bright faces
  • all the world seems bright and gay

(bright is similar to ...) enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure

"a happy smile" "spent many happy days on the beach" "a happy marriage"

Definition 8: characterized by quickness and ease in learning - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • some children are brighter in one subject than another
  • smart children talk earlier than the average

Synonyms for bright in the sense of this definition

(bright is similar to ...) having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

"is there intelligent life in the universe?" "an intelligent question"

Definition 9: having lots of light either natural or artificial - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the room was bright and airy
  • a stage bright with spotlights

(bright is similar to ...) characterized by or emitting light

"a room that is light when the shutters are open" "the inside of the house was airy and light"

Definition 10: made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bright silver candlesticks
  • a burnished brass knocker
  • she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves
  • rows of shining glasses
  • shiny black patents

Synonyms for bright in the sense of this definition

(bright is similar to ...) perfected or made shiny and smooth

"his polished prose" "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes" "freshly polished silver"

Definition 11: clear and sharp and ringing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bright sound of the trumpet section
  • the brilliant sound of the trumpets

Synonyms for bright in the sense of this definition

(bright is similar to ...) having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected

"a reverberant room" "the reverberant booms of cannon"

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