Brilliant meaning

brĭlyənt
Having or showing unusual and impressive intelligence.

A brilliant mind; a brilliant solution to the problem.

adjective
31
4
Superb; wonderful.

The soloist gave a brilliant performance.

adjective
16
6
Glorious; magnificent.

The brilliant court life at Versailles.

adjective
15
8
Full of light; shining.
adjective
13
1
Having or showing keen intelligence, great talent or skill, etc.
adjective
8
0
Advertisement
Relating to or being a hue that has a combination of high lightness and strong saturation.
adjective
7
0
A precious gem, especially a diamond, finely cut in any of various forms with numerous facets.
noun
7
1
Sharp and clear in tone.

A recording with brilliant sound.

adjective
5
0
Very splendid or distinguished.
adjective
5
0
Shining brightly; sparkling.
adjective
4
1
Advertisement
Vivid; intense.
adjective
4
1
A gem, esp. a diamond, cut in a certain way with many facets for maximum brilliance.
noun
2
1
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.

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.

adjective
0
0

The brilliant lights along the promenade.

adjective
0
0
(of a colour) Both bright and saturated.

Butterflies with brilliant blue wings.

adjective
0
0
Advertisement
(of a voice or sound) Having a sharp, clear tone.
adjective
0
0
Of surpassing excellence.

The actor's performance in the play was simply brilliant.

adjective
0
0
adjective
0
0
Highly intelligent.

She is a brilliant scientist.

adjective
0
0
A finely cut gemstone, especially a diamond, having many facets.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
(printing) A small size of type.
noun
0
0
A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.
noun
0
0

Origin of brilliant

  • French brillant present participle of briller to shine from Italian brillare perhaps from brillo beryl from Latin bēryllus beryl

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French brillant, from Medieval Latin as if *berilare (“to sparkle like a beryl or other precious stone”), from Latin berillus, beryllus (“a beryl, gem, eyeglass”), from Ancient Greek βήρυλλος (bērullos, “beryl”).

    From Wiktionary