brilliance

Primary Meanings of brilliance

1.
n
a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
2.
n
unusual mental ability
3.
n
the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
Full Definitions of brilliance
1

n a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted

Synonyms:
blaze, glare
Type of:
brightness
the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
2

n unusual mental ability

Synonyms:
genius
Types:
coruscation
a sudden or striking display of brilliance
pyrotechnics
(music) brilliance of display (as in the performance of music)
scintillation
a brilliant display of wit
Type of:
intelligence
the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
3

n the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand

“his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects”
Synonyms:
grandeur, grandness, magnificence, splendor, splendour
Types:
eclat
brilliant or conspicuous success or effect
Type of:
elegance
a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste

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