shining brightly; sparkling; glittering; lustrous:
the brilliant lights of the city.
a brilliant performance by a young pianist.
having or showing great intelligence, talent, quality, etc.:
a brilliant technician.
strong and clear in tone; vivid; bright:
brilliant blues and greens; the brilliant sound of the trumpets.
splendid or magnificent:
a brilliant social event.
Jewelry. a gem, especially a diamond, having any of several varieties of the brilliant cut.
Printing. a size of type about 3½-point.
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shining with light; sparkling
(of a colour) having a high saturation and reflecting a considerable amount of light; vivid
outstanding; exceptional: a brilliant success
splendid; magnificent: a brilliant show
of outstanding intelligence or intellect: a brilliant mind, a brilliant idea
(of the tone of an instrument) having a large proportion of high harmonics above the fundamental
Also brilliant (French) (brijɑ̃), brilliante (French) (brijɑ̃t). with spirit; lively
Also called brilliant cut
a popular circular cut for diamonds and other gemstones in the form of two many-faceted pyramids (the top one truncated) joined at their bases
a diamond of this cut
(formerly) a size of a printer’s type approximately equal to 4 point
a brand of scouring pad of fine, intermeshed steel wool impregnated with cleanser. (lowercase) resembling a Brillo pad, as in wiriness: a brillo mop of hair.
the upper edge of anything hollow; rim; brink: the brim of a cup. a projecting edge: the brim of a hat. margin. to be full to the brim. to fill to the brim. Southern U.S. bream1 (def 4). Contemporary Examples What the Stars Predict for Your Week Starsky + Cox August 19, 2011 Charles Addams’ […]
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