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Definition of Brilliant


  1. Sparkling with luster; glittering; very bright; as, a brilliant star.
  2. Distinguished by qualities which excite admiration; splendid; shining; as, brilliant talents.
  3. A diamond or other gem of the finest cut, formed into faces and facets, so as to reflect and refract the light, by which it is rendered more brilliant. It has at the middle, or top, a principal face, called the table, which is surrounded by a number of sloping facets forming a bizet; below, it has a small face or collet, parallel to the table, connected with the girdle by a pavilion of elongated facets. It is thus distinguished from the rose diamond, which is entirely covered with facets on the surface, and is flat below.
  4. The smallest size of type used in England printing.
  5. A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.
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Brilliant Translations

brilliant in Afrikaans is blink, pragtig, skitterend
brilliant in Dutch is glanzend, lumineus, briljant
brilliant in Finnish is loistava
brilliant in German is brillant
brilliant in Italian is geniale, fastoso
brilliant in Portuguese is brilhante
brilliant in Spanish is lucido, genial
brilliant in Swedish is spirituell, lysande, genial, snillrik