- Great light, luster or brilliance.
Etymology: From Anglo-Norman splendur, esplendur, or directly from its source splendor, from splendere "to shine".
- 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."
- Magnificent appearance, display or grandeur.
- The of the Queen's coronation was without comparison.
- Great fame or glory.
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