brillant

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Adjective[edit]

brillant (masculine and feminine plural brillants)

  1. bright, shiny
  2. brilliant, excellent

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Verb[edit]

brillant

  1. present participle of brillar

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French brillant, from the past participle of briller (to shine, glow).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /briljant/, [b̥ʁilˈjanˀd̥]
  • IPA(key): /briliant/, [b̥ʁiliˈanˀd̥]

Noun[edit]

brillant c (singular definite brillanten, plural indefinite brillanter)

  1. brilliant (finely cut diamond)

Inflection[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brillant

  1. (rare) brilliant (shining brightly)
  2. brilliant (surpassing excellence)
  3. brilliant (magnificent or wonderful)
    Synonyms: fremragende, strålende

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of brillant
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular brillant 2
Neuter singular brillant 2
Plural brillante 2
Definite attributive1 brillante
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bʁi.jɑ̃/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -jɑ̃

Adjective[edit]

brillant (feminine singular brillante, masculine plural brillants, feminine plural brillantes)

  1. shining; shiny

Verb[edit]

brillant

  1. present participle of briller

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French brillant.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brillant (comparative brillanter, superlative am brillantesten)

  1. brilliant

Usage notes[edit]

  • Generally implies a very extraordinary degree of cleverness or skill, being even stronger than genial or fantastisch. Thus used more reluctantly than in American English and much more reluctantly than in British English.

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

brillant m

  1. (Jersey) brilliant