- An example of bright is an A student who is at the top of his glass.
- An example of bright is a sparkly diamond.
- An example of bright is an intense color like peacock blue.
The definition of brilliant is someone or something that is very bright, either in terms of intelligence or because it is shiny or intensely colored.
- shining brightly; sparkling
- vivid; intense
- very splendid or distinguished
- having or showing keen intelligence, great talent or skill, etc.
Origin of brilliantFrench brillant, sparkling, present participle of briller, to sparkle, glitter ; from Italian brillare, sparkle, whirl
a gem, esp. a diamond, cut in a certain way with many facets for maximum brilliance
- Full of light; shining. See Synonyms at bright.
- Relating to or being a hue that has a combination of high lightness and strong saturation.
- Sharp and clear in tone: a recording with brilliant sound.
- Glorious; magnificent: the brilliant court life at Versailles.
- Superb; wonderful: The soloist gave a brilliant performance.
- Having or showing unusual and impressive intelligence: a brilliant mind; a brilliant solution to the problem. See Synonyms at intelligent.
A precious gem, especially a diamond, finely cut in any of various forms with numerous facets.
Origin of brilliantFrench brillant, present participle of briller, to shine, from Italian brillare, perhaps from brillo, beryl, from Latin bēryllus; see beryl.
(comparative more brilliant, superlative most brilliant)
- Shining brightly.
- the brilliant lights along the promenade
- (of a colour) Both bright and saturated.
- butterflies with brilliant blue wings
- (of a voice or sound) having a sharp, clear tone
- Of surpassing excellence.
- The actor's performance in the play was simply brilliant.
- Magnificent or wonderful.
- Highly intelligent.
- She is a brilliant scientist.