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Definition of brillant

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1. brilliant [ a ] of surpassing excellence
Examples: "a brilliant performance" "a superb actor"

Used in print:

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Tailback James_Saxton already has surpassed his rushing total for his brilliant sophomore season , when he netted 271 yards on 55 carries ; he now has 273 yards in 22 tries during three games .

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

It is truly odd and ironic that the most handsome and impressive film yet made from Miguel_de_Cervantes ' `` Don_Quixote '' is the brilliant Russian spectacle , done in wide_screen and color , which opened yesterday at the Fifty-fifth_Street and Sixty-eighth_Street_Playhouses .

Synonyms brilliant superb Related Terms superior

2. brilliant [ a ] having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
Examples: "some men dislike brainy women" "a brilliant mind" "a brilliant solution to the problem"

Used in print:

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

If the change , at_first_sight , seems minor , we may recall that it took the Italian painters about two hundred years to make an analogous change , and the Italian painters , by universal consent , were the most brilliant group of geniuses any art has seen .

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

Indeed , it is even surprising in the Canon of Christ_Church and Regius_Professor of Ecclesiastical History , who fathered this most peculiar view , and in the brilliant Professor of Medieval and Renaissance_English at Cambridge , who inherited it and is now its most eminent proponent .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

Now , under the impact of his wife 's disclosures , he was brought suddenly to the realization that there was a limit to tolerance , however brilliant , however far-famed the offender might be .

Synonyms brilliant smart_as_a_whip brainy Related Terms intelligent

3. brilliant [ a ] full of light; shining intensely
Examples: "a brilliant star" "brilliant chandeliers"

Used in print:

(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)

The autofluorescence from the walls of the xylem cells was particularly brilliant .

Synonyms brilliant Related Terms bright

4. brilliant [ a ] having striking color
Examples: "bright greens" "brilliant tapestries" "a bird with vivid plumage"

Synonyms bright brilliant vivid Related Terms colorful

5. brilliant [ a ] characterized by or attended with brilliance or grandeur
Examples: "the brilliant court life at Versailles" "a glorious work of art" "magnificent cathedrals" "the splendid coronation ceremony"

Used in print:

(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)

in his motherland ; in the spacious hunting_grounds of `` Uncle_Sam '' ; in the exciting salons of his lovely , brilliant Paris - mistress of gaiety - excess and abandon - world theatre of new found freedoms in tone , color , dance , design , and thought .

Synonyms magnificent brilliant splendid glorious Related Terms impressive

6. brilliant [ a ] clear and sharp and ringing
Examples: "the bright sound of the trumpet section" "the brilliant sound of the trumpets"

Used in print:

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

The penalty for this is noticeable in the big , bold , brilliant , but brassy piano sounds in Melody_and_Percussion_for_Two_Pianos ( SP 44007 ) .

Synonyms brilliant bright Related Terms reverberant

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