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eclat


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eclat  \E*clat"\,  n.  [F.  ['e]clat  a  fragment,  splinter, 
  explosion,  brilliancy,  splendor,  fr  ['e]clater  to  splinter, 
  burst,  explode,  shine  brilliantly,  prob.  of  German  origin; 
  cf  OHG.  sleizan  to  slit,  split,  fr  sl[=i]zan,  G. 
  schleissen  akin  to  E.  slit.] 
  1.  Brilliancy  of  success  or  effort;  splendor;  brilliant  show 
  striking  effect;  glory;  renown.  ``The  eclat  of  Homer's 
  battles.''  --Pope. 
 
  2.  Demonstration  of  admiration  and  approbation;  applause. 
  --Prescott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eclat 
  n  1:  enthusiastic  approval;  "the  book  met  with  modest  acclaim"; 
  "he  acknowledged  the  plaudits  of  the  crowd";  "they  gave 
  him  more  eclat  than  he  really  deserved"  [syn:  {acclaim}, 
  {acclamation},  {plaudits},  {plaudit}] 
  2:  ceremonial  elegance  and  splendor;  "entered  with  much  eclat 
  in  a  coach  drawn  by  eight  white  horses"  [syn:  {pomp}] 
  3:  brilliant  or  conspicuous  success  or  effect:  "the  eclat  of  a 
  great  achievement" 




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