Definition of éclat in English:



  • 1Brilliant display or effect.

    ‘she came into prominence briefly but with éclat’
    style, stylishness, flamboyance, confidence, self-assurance, elan, dash, flair, flourish, vigour, vivacity, vivaciousness, gusto, verve, zest, sparkle, brio, panache, exuberance, ebullience, enthusiasm, eagerness, vitality, dynamism, animation, liveliness, spirit, energy
    pizzazz, pep, oomph, vim, zing, get-up-and-go
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    1. 1.1 Social distinction or conspicuous success.
      ‘such action bestows more éclat upon a warrior than success by other means’
      honour, glory, illustriousness, credit, merit, prestige, distinction, eminence, pre-eminence, notability, consequence, renown, fame
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Late 17th century: from French, from éclater burst out.