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1In a very bright or dazzling way:‘the brilliantly hued orchid’‘at night the town was brilliantly lit’
- ‘She chose a blue that corresponds to the color of the brilliantly clear sky above New York on that day in September.’
- ‘Emerging trends include the brilliantly hued photos of Winstanley and the classic snapshots of Metzner.’
- ‘The satellite rose into a brilliantly sunny sky flecked with small white clouds.’
- ‘From 1912, he painted extensively in northern Ontario, producing brilliantly colored oil sketches on small wooden panels.’
- ‘His works make up a spectacular fleet of brilliantly festooned machines.’
- ‘The piece presents a sect of 11 men and women, brilliantly clad alike by in white dress shirts, striped ties, and suspendered knickers.’
- ‘The season unaccountably changes, the leaves all brilliantly fall, thousands at a time,’
- ‘The gas-filled tubes, as you can see, work brilliantly, and unlike so many things that look good in the dark, they're very visible in daylight too.’
- ‘The sanctuary itself is the most brilliantly illuminated part of the church.’
- ‘The National Health Service workers pushed giant, brilliantly lit beds into the stadium.’
2In an exceptionally clever or talented way:‘this fight was brilliantly choreographed’
- 2.1 In an impressive or outstanding way; very well:‘she succeeded brilliantly’‘he seems to be coping brilliantly’
- 2.1 In an impressive or outstanding way; very well:
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