brilliant

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Etymology[edit]

From French brillant, from Medieval Latin as if *berilare (to sparkle like a beryl or other precious stone), from Latin berillus, beryllus (a beryl, gem, eyeglass), from Ancient Greek βήρυλλος (bḗrullos, beryl).

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brilliant (comparative more brilliant, superlative most brilliant)

  1. Shining brightly.
    the brilliant lights along the promenade
  2. (of a colour) Both bright and saturated.
    butterflies with brilliant blue wings
  3. (of a voice or sound) having a sharp, clear tone
  4. Of surpassing excellence.
    The actor's performance in the play was simply brilliant.
  5. Magnificent or wonderful.
  6. Highly intelligent.
    She is a brilliant scientist.

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Noun[edit]

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brilliant (plural brilliants)

  1. A finely cut gemstone, especially a diamond, having many facets.
    • Alexander Pope
      This snuffbox — on the hinge see brilliants shine.
    • 1891, Arthur Conan Doyle, A Case of Identity
      “And the ring?” I asked, glancing at a remarkable brilliant which sparkled upon his finger.
  2. (printing) A small size of type.
  3. A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.

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French brillant.

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brilliant

  1. brilliant.

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