- brilliant or conspicuous success
- dazzling display; striking effect
- approval; acclaim
- fame; renown
Origin of éclatFr, noise, clap, splendor from éclater, to burst (out), shine, probably from Germanic base seen in Langobardic slaitan, to tear, split, akin to slit
- Great brilliance, as of performance or achievement.
- Conspicuous success.
- Great acclamation or applause.
- Archaic Notoriety; scandal.
Origin of eclatFrench brilliance from Old French esclat splinter from esclater to burst out, splinter probably of Germanic origin
Borrowing from French, from éclater (“to burst out”), from Middle French esclater (“to break, break violently”), from Old French esclater (“to separate from, sunder out”) (deverbal also in Old French: esclat), from Frankish *slaitan (“to split, break”), from Proto-Germanic *slaitijaną, causative of Proto-Germanic *slītaną (“to cut up, split”). Akin to Old High German sleizan (“to tear”), Old English slītan (“to split”). More at slice, slit.