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Noun: splendor  splen-dur
Usage: US (elsewhere: splendour)
  1. A quality that outshines the usual
    - luster [N. Amer], lustre [Brit, Cdn], brilliancy, splendour [Brit, Cdn]
  2. The quality of being magnificent, splendid or grand
    "it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor";
    - magnificence, brilliance, splendour [Brit, Cdn], grandeur, grandness

Derived forms: splendors

Type of: brightness, elegance, elegancy [archaic]

Encyclopedia: Splendor