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Definition 1: a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • a glare of sunlight

Synonyms for brilliance in the sense of this definition

(brilliance is a kind of ...) the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white

Definition 2: the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for brilliance in the sense of this definition

(brilliance is a kind of ...) a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste

"she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"

(... is a kind of brilliance ) brilliant or conspicuous success or effect

"the eclat of a great achievement"

Definition 3: unusual mental ability - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for brilliance in the sense of this definition

(brilliance is a kind of ...) the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

(... is a kind of brilliance ) a sudden or striking display of brilliance

"coruscations of great wit"

(... is a kind of brilliance ) (music) brilliance of display (as in the performance of music)

(... is a kind of brilliance ) a brilliant display of wit

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