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Brilliant - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Brilliant' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Brilliant [ a.]
- A diamond or other gem of the finest cut, formed into faces and facets, so as to reflect and refract the light, by which it is rendered more brilliant. It has at the middle, or top, a principal face, called the table, which is surrounded by a number of sloping facets forming a bizet; below, it has a small face or collet, parallel to the table, connected with the girdle by a pavilion of elongated facets. It is thus distinguished from the rose diamond, which is entirely covered with facets on the surface, and is flat below.
- The smallest size of type used in England printing.
- A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.
2 . Brilliant [ p. pr.]
- Sparkling with luster; glittering; very bright; as, a brilliant star.
- Distinguished by qualities which excite admiration; splendid; shining; as, brilliant talents.

Meaning of 'Brilliant' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . brilliant [ s]
Meaning (1):
- having strong or striking color
Example in sentence:
  • a bird with vivid plumage;
  • bright dress;
  • brilliant tapestries
Meaning (2):
- having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
Example in sentence:
  • a brilliant mind;
  • a brilliant solution to the problem;
  • our project needs brainy women
Meaning (3):
- of surpassing excellence
Example in sentence:
  • a brilliant performance;
  • a superb actor
Meaning (4):
- full of light; shining intensely
Example in sentence:
  • a brilliant star;
  • brilliant chandeliers
Meaning (5):
- characterized by grandeur
Example in sentence:
  • a glorious work of art;
  • magnificent cathedrals;
  • the brilliant court life at Versailles;
  • the splendid coronation ceremony
Meaning (6):
- clear and sharp and ringing
Example in sentence:
  • the bright sound of the trumpet section;
  • the brilliant sound of the trumpets