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Definition of "brilliant" []

  • Full of light; shining. See Synonyms at bright. (adjective)
  • Relating to or being a hue that has a combination of high lightness and strong saturation. (adjective)
  • Sharp and clear in tone. (adjective)
  • Glorious; magnificent: the brilliant court life at Versailles. (adjective)
  • Superb; wonderful: The soloist gave a brilliant performance. (adjective)

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 "brilliant" in a sentence
  • "She is better than good at what she does; the word brilliant comes to mind."
  • "‘That is what I call brilliant execution,’ she said."
  • "“I refused a proposal of marriage last week—what they call a brilliant one."