brillant

See also: Brillant

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AdjectiveEdit

brillant (masculine and feminine plural brillants)

  1. bright, shiny
  2. brilliant, excellent

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VerbEdit

brillant

  1. present participle of brillar

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French brillant, from the past participle of briller (to shine, glow).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /briljant/, [b̥ʁilˈjanˀd̥]
  • IPA(key): /briliant/, [b̥ʁiliˈanˀd̥]

NounEdit

brillant c (singular definite brillanten, plural indefinite brillanter)

  1. brilliant (finely cut diamond)

InflectionEdit

AdjectiveEdit

brillant

  1. (rare) brilliant (shining brightly)
  2. brilliant (surpassing excellence)
  3. brilliant (magnificent or wonderful)
    Synonyms: fremragende, strålende

InflectionEdit

Inflection of brillant
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular brillant 2
Neuter singular brillant 2
Plural brillante 2
Definite attributive1 brillante
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bʁi.jɑ̃/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -jɑ̃

AdjectiveEdit

brillant (feminine singular brillante, masculine plural brillants, feminine plural brillantes)

  1. shining; shiny

VerbEdit

brillant

  1. present participle of briller

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French brillant.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

brillant (comparative brillanter, superlative am brillantesten)

  1. brilliant

Usage notesEdit

  • Generally implies a very extraordinary degree of cleverness or skill, being even stronger than genial or fantastisch. Thus used more reluctantly than in American English and much more reluctantly than in British English.

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

brillant m

  1. (Jersey) brilliant