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Dictionary definition for: Brilliant

1. (s) of surpassing excellence; "a brilliant performance" "a superb actor"

2. (s) having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence; "some men dislike brainy women" "a brilliant mind" "a brilliant solution to the problem"

3. (s) characterized by or attended with brilliance or grandeur; "the brilliant court life at Versailles" "a glorious work of art" "magnificent cathedrals" "the splendid coronation ceremony"

4. (s) having striking color; "bright greens" "brilliant tapestries" "a bird with vivid plumage"

5. (s) full of light; shining intensely; "a brilliant star" "brilliant chandeliers"

6. (s) clear and sharp and ringing; "the bright sound of the trumpet section" "the brilliant sound of the trumpets"

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