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English adjective: bright

1. bright emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts

SamplesThe sun was bright and hot.
A bright sunlit room.

Similaragleam, aglitter, aglow, ardent, beadlike, beady, beaming, beamy, blazing, blinding, bright as a new penny, brilliant, buttonlike, buttony, coruscant, dazzling, effulgent, fulgent, fulgid, glaring, glary, gleaming, glimmery, glinting, glistening, glistering, glittering, glittery, glossy, iridescent, lambent, lucent, luminous, lurid, lustrous, nacreous, nitid, noctilucent, opalescent, opaline, pearlescent, radiant, refulgent, satiny, scintillant, scintillating, self-luminous, sheeny, shimmery, shining, shiny, silken, silklike, silky, silver, silvern, silvery, sleek, slick, sparkly, twinkling

Attributebrightness, brightness level, light, luminance, luminosity, luminousness


2. bright having striking color

SamplesBright dress.
Brilliant tapestries.
A bird with vivid plumage.

Synonymsbrilliant, vivid

Similarcolorful, colourful

Antonymscolorless, colourless

3. bright characterized by quickness and ease in learning

SamplesSome children are brighter in one subject than another.
Smart children talk earlier than the average.



Antonymsunintelligent, stupid

4. bright having lots of light either natural or artificial

SamplesThe room was bright and airy.
A stage bright with spotlights.



5. bright made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow

SamplesBright silver candlesticks.
A burnished brass knocker.
She brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves.
Rows of shining glasses.
Shiny black patents.

Synonymsburnished, lustrous, shining, shiny



6. bright splendid

SamplesThe bright stars of stage and screen.
A bright moment in history.
The bright pageantry of court.



7. bright not made dim or less bright

SamplesUndimmed headlights.
Surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed.


Antonymsdimmed, dim

8. bright clear and sharp and ringing

SamplesThe bright sound of the trumpet section.
The brilliant sound of the trumpets.



Antonymsnonresonant, unreverberant

9. bright characterized by happiness or gladness

SamplesBright faces.
All the world seems bright and gay.



10. bright full or promise

SamplesHad a bright future in publishing.
The scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career.
A hopeful new singer on Broadway.

Synonymshopeful, promising


Antonymsinauspicious, unfortunate

English adverb: bright

1. bright with brightness

SamplesThe stars shone brilliantly.
The windows glowed jewel bright.

Synonymsbrightly, brilliantly

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