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Definition of "splendor" []

  • Great light or luster; brilliance. (noun)
  • Magnificent appearance or display; grandeur. (noun)
  • Something grand or magnificent. (noun)
  • Great fame; glory. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "splendor" in a sentence
  • "Yet the splendor is the authenticity of each fluid stage of his development, which is no small task."
  • "This brilliant wheel, justly called a splendor, is attached to a conical cap on the head of the dancer, held by a ribbon or kerchief tied under the chin."
  • "The picture postcard view of The Greenbrier resort's white hotel facade offset with tulips in spring splendor is gone, replaced by cranes, dust and construction workers in a dash to finish an underground casino beneath what used to be the front lawn."