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Noun: brilliance  bril-yun(t)s [N. Amer], bri-lee-unt(t)s [Brit]
  1. A light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
    "a brilliance of sunlight";
    - glare, blaze
  2. The quality of being magnificent, splendid or grand
    "his 'Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects";
    - magnificence, splendor [US], splendour [Brit, Cdn], grandeur, grandness
  3. Unusual mental ability
    - genius

Derived forms: brilliances

Type of: brightness, elegance, elegancy [archaic], intelligence

Encyclopedia: Brilliance