Definition of brilliance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbrɪliəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɪliəns//
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  1. 1the quality of being extremely impressive, intelligent or skilful There were flashes of brilliance from the soloists, but generally the playing and singing lacked sparkle. the technical brilliance of his later films academic brilliance
  2. 2(formal) (of light or colours) the quality of being very bright They were blinded by the brilliance of the blaze.