English noun: brilliance
|1.||brilliance (attribute) a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted|
|Samples||A glare of sunlight.|
|2.||brilliance (attribute) the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand|
|Samples||For magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel.|
His `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects.
It is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor.
An imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art.
Advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products.
|Synonyms||grandeur, grandness, magnificence, splendor, splendour|
|3.||brilliance (cognition) unusual mental ability|
|Narrower (hyponym)||coruscation, pyrotechnics, scintillation|