Definition of Brilliancy

1. Noun. A quality that outshines the usual.

Exact synonyms: Luster, Lustre, Splendor, Splendour
Generic synonyms: Brightness
Derivative terms: Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant



Definition of Brilliancy

1. n. The quality of being brilliant; splendor; glitter; great brightness, whether in a literal or figurative sense.

Definition of Brilliancy

1. Noun. a shining quality; brilliance. ¹

2. Noun. An act of being brilliant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brilliancy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brilliancy

brigs
brigue
brigued
brigues
briguing
briguings
brik
briks
brill
brill-zinsser disease
briller
brillest
brilliance
brilliances
brilliancies
brilliancy (current term)
brilliant
brilliant green
brilliant green salt agar
brilliant pebble
brilliant rummynose tetra
brilliant rummynose tetras
brilliant vital red
brilliant yellow
brilliantine
brilliantined
brilliantines
brilliantining
brilliantly
brilliantness

Literary usage of Brilliancy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"It has the intrinsic brilliancy, the invariable brilliancy, the fixity of ... A high brilliancy with the least variability in the light, and a fixity of its ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... the "Short History" were those of literary style and brilliancy of presentation, ... in spite of the brilliancy of his style, something much better and ..."

3. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1893)
"On the other hand, no documents of any early society can show an exuberance, a brilliancy, a diversified perfection of natural eloquence comparable to that ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1907)
"Thus much mysticism and romance have been woven about this constellation, with the result that exaggerated notions of its brilliancy have been formed, ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1901)
"It gives 8 better idea of the author's brilliancy and scholarship, his humour and his irony, than anything else he wrote. ' The New Lucían' was published in ..."

6. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"... brilliancy and activity so extraordinary as to have stamped an enduring impress upon European letters. At a time when manual work was at a discount, ..."

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