Complete Definition of "splendour"

English
English
Alternative spellings
splendor (US)

Etymology
From Anglo-Norman splendur, esplendur, or directly from its source L. splendor, from splendere ‘to shine’.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ˈsplɛndə/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛndə(r)|-ɛndə(r)

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. Great light, luster or brilliance.

#* Rudyard Kipling The Just So Stories; How the Rhinoceros got its skin:
::"Once upon a time on an uninhabited island on the shores of the Red Sea, there lived a Parsee from whose hat the rays of the sun were reflected in more-than-oriental-splendour."

  1. Magnificent appearance, display or grandeur.

#* The splendour of the Queen's coronation was without comparison.

  1. Great fame or glory.

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