Splendor definition

splĕndər
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Great light or luster; brilliance.
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Magnificent richness or glory; pomp; grandeur.
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Great fame; glory.
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Splendor is defined as great brilliance, richness or glory.

An example of splendor is the decor in an elegantly decorated wedding reception hall.

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Great luster or brightness; brilliance.
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Magnificent appearance or display; grandeur.
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Something grand or magnificent.
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The splendor of the Queen's coronation was without comparison.

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Great fame or glory.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
splendor
Plural:
splendors

Origin of splendor

  • Middle English splendoure from Old French splendour from Latin splendor from splendēre to shine

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

  • From Anglo-Norman splendur, splendour, or directly from its source Latin splendor, from the verb splendere (“to shine").

    From Wiktionary