grandeur

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French grandeur, from Old French grandur, from grant (French grand), from Latin grandis (grown up, great).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹæn.dʒɚ/, /ˈɡɹæn.dʒʊɚ/, /ˈɡɹæn.d(j)ʊɚ/, /ˈɡɹæn.d(j)ɚ/
    • Homophone: grander (one pronunciation)

Noun[edit]

grandeur (countable and uncountable, plural grandeurs)

  1. The state of being grand or splendid; magnificence.
  2. Nobility.
  3. (archaic, rare) Greatness; largeness; tallness; loftiness.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French grandur, from grand +‎ -eur.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁɑ̃.dœʁ/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: grandeurs

Noun[edit]

grandeur f (plural grandeurs)

  1. size
  2. (physics, mathematics) magnitude, quantity
  3. (astronomy) magnitude
  4. grandeur

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