brilliancy

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Etymology[edit]

brilliant +‎ -cy or brilliance +‎ -y

Noun[edit]

brilliancy (countable and uncountable, plural brilliancies)

  1. a shining quality; brilliance.
  2. An act of being brilliant.
    His brilliancy lay in combining old ideas from far flung fields into a new idea.
  3. (chess) A spectacular and beautiful game of chess, generally featuring sacrificial attacks and unexpected moves.

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