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A European flatfish that resembles a turbot.
- ‘The lakes, rivers and bay all combine to provide the choicest seafood - brill, turbot and trout.’
- ‘A difficult matter, lots of choice - from braised oxtail to brill - and everything sounded so delicious’
- ‘The roasted brill with artichokes and baby potato gratin sounded particularly good.’
- ‘For the main, the Gardener had the roasted brill with scallops, leek risotto with barolo sauce.’
- ‘Here the lettuce is wilted in chicken stock and served as a brothy bed for a fine white fish such as brill.’
Late 15th century: of unknown origin.
Excellent; marvellous.‘a brill new series’as exclamation ‘‘She says I can spend half-term with you.’ ‘Hey, brill!’’
excellent, marvellous, superb, very good, first-rate, first-class, wonderful, outstanding, exceptional, magnificent, splendid, superlative, matchless, peerlessView synonyms
- ‘The decor is brill and the atmosphere on another level.’
- ‘Customers are great, music's brill and the barstaff are the best in the city.’
- ‘The game holds much resemblance to the brill Sci-Fi movies Back to the Future.’
- ‘The music is always fantastic and the atmosphere is brill.’
1980s: abbreviation of brilliant.
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