brilliance brilliance  /b ˈrɪl jəns/


  1. (n) a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
  2. (n) the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
  3. (n) unusual mental ability


  1. Guided by Ball's comic brilliance, the show developed the shape and depth of great comedy.
  2. Held high by marchers stepping to the slow cadence of three drums, the bobbing lights moved down Market Street, their brilliance growing as the grieving crowd multiplied.
  3. His success stems from his personality: an awesome and at times frightening blend of brilliance, drive, competitiveness and personal intensity.


  1. Big 3's brilliance gives Heat an extra gear

    As Game 4 showed, there is no other team in the NBA quite like the Heat. The brilliance of their Big Three simply gives them an extra gear that few can match, writes Rob Mahoney.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Citrus Valley pitching ace selected by Texas

    Luke Lanphere, whose brilliance was equal to his numbers as a Citrus Valley High School senior, was the 640th player chosen in last weekend’s Major League Baseball amateur draft.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Highland Community News

  3. Video: Samsung’s latest killer Galaxy S4 ad

    As we’ve often noted, the brilliance of Samsung ads is how they take their smartphones’ most mundane features and gimmicks and make them look like life-changing technological achievements. The company’s latest ad for the Galaxy S4 is no exception, as it demonstrates all the ways that the device can help an inexperienced father master the art of diaper changing. The ad cleverly shows off three ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News


  1. "I think that his brilliance as a performer also was paired with a tragic and, in many ways, sad personal life," Obama said.
    on Jul 2, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source:

  2. "To me, Mayor Bloomberg's brilliance in the financial sector, particularly Wall Street, would be invaluable," Lauder told the Post.
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Ronald S Lauder Source: Reuters

  3. "The super-combined is tailor-made for Bode. He's one of the best downhill skiers in the world and he shows moments of brilliance in the slalom, and he did that today," said Ligety. "I thought he was definitely going to be one of the...
    on Feb 21, 2010 By: Ted Ligety Source: AFP

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