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



    (especially US English splendor) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈsplendə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsplendər//
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  1. 1[uncountable] grand and impressive beauty synonym grandeur a view of Rheims Cathedral, in all its splendour The palace has been restored to its former splendour.
  2. 2splendours [plural] the beautiful and impressive features or qualities of something, especially a place the splendours of Rome (= its fine buildings, etc.)
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French splendur or Latin splendor, from splendere ‘shine, be bright’.Extra examples I’ve only just discovered the splendours of the English countryside. It will take a lot of repair work before the building regains its former splendour. No other palace could match the splendour of the Taj Mahal. The castle rises in solitary splendour on the fringe of the desert. The hotel has the splendour of a 19th-century mansion. The house has been restored to its original splendour. There below lay Paris in all its splendour. They dined in a special suite in glorious splendour. They have restored the building to its former Victorian splendour. a castle of great splendour The room has a view of Rheims Cathedral, in all its splendour. the splendours of Rome