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éclat

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Etymology

French, from éclater 'to burst out'.

Pronunciation

  • IPA:/eɪˈklɑ/

Alternative spellings

Noun

Singular
éclat

Plural
-

éclat (-)
  1. A brilliant or successful effect; brilliancy of success or effort; splendor; brilliant show; striking effect; glory; renown.
    • 1875, Louisa May Alcott, Eight Cousins, ch. 4,
      "All she needs is a year or two at a fashionable finishing school, so that at eighteen she can come out with éclat," put in Aunt Clara.
    • 2002, Ben Brantley, "Theater Review," New York Times, 5 Mar., p. E1,
      Against this background, made mutable by T. J. Gerckens's ethereal lighting, simple props and gestures are used with startling visual éclat.

Translations


French

Noun

éclat m. (plural éclats)

  1. éclat (brilliant, shining).
    On ne saurait soutenir l’éclat du soleil.
    L’or mat n’a point d’éclat.
    L’éclat des yeux, du teint, des fleurs.
  2. (idiomatic) rumor, scandal.
    Cette affaire fait éclat, fait de l’éclat, grand éclat, beaucoup d’éclat.

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