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Definition of "magnificence" []

  • Greatness or lavishness of surroundings; splendor. (noun)
  • Grand or imposing beauty. (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 "magnificence" in a sentence
  • "Shorthorn harem, and the Shorthorn harems of bulls that were only little less than King Polo in magnificence and record; and Parkman, the Jersey manager, was on hand, with staffed assistants, to parade Sensational"
  • "Arising from the mist of a lake's memory, a glorious, colorful canopy of magnificence is being readied for its introduction."
  • "Ibsen's magnificence is hard to put across: the drama opens in a drawing room and ends in a howling waste."