AskDefine | Define eclat

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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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Borrowed from , éclat.


  1. (brilliancy of success or effort; splendor; brilliant show; striking effect; glory; renown.)


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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