Brilliant definitions

brĭl'yənt
Having or showing unusual and impressive intelligence.

A brilliant mind; a brilliant solution to the problem.

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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.

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Full of light; shining.
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Relating to or being a hue that has a combination of high lightness and strong saturation.
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Sharp and clear in tone.

A recording with brilliant sound.

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Glorious; magnificent.

The brilliant court life at Versailles.

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Superb; wonderful.

The soloist gave a brilliant performance.

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A precious gem, especially a diamond, finely cut in any of various forms with numerous facets.
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Shining brightly; sparkling.
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Vivid; intense.
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Very splendid or distinguished.
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Having or showing keen intelligence, great talent or skill, etc.
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A gem, esp. a diamond, cut in a certain way with many facets for maximum brilliance.
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The brilliant lights along the promenade.

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(of a colour) Both bright and saturated.

Butterflies with brilliant blue wings.

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

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

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Highly intelligent.

She is a brilliant scientist.

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

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”).