(BrE) (AmE splendor) noun

A butterfly emerged in its full splendour a week later.

glorious, great, regal
former, original
architectural, scenic, visual
baroque, gothic, medieval, etc.
Edwardian, Victorian, etc.

They have restored the building to its former Victorian splendour.


The hotel has the splendour of a 19th-century mansion.


No other palace could match the splendour of the Taj Mahal.

recapture, regain

It will take a lot of repair work before the building regains its former splendour.

restore sth to

The house has been restored to its original splendour.

in splendour

They dined in a special suite in glorious splendour.

in sb's/sth's splendour

There below lay Paris in all its splendour.

of splendour

a castle of great splendour

splendours of

I've only just discovered the splendours of the countryside.

in solitary splendour

The castle rises in solitary splendour on the fringe of the desert.

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  • splendour — [splen′dər] n. Brit. sp. of SPLENDOR * * * splen·dour (splĕnʹdər) n. Chiefly British Variant of splendor. * * * …   Universalium

  • splendour — is spelt our in BrE and splendor in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • splendour — (US splendor) ► NOUN ▪ magnificent and impressive appearance …   English terms dictionary

  • splendour — [splen′dər] n. Brit. sp. of SPLENDOR …   English World dictionary

  • splendour — n. BE; AE spelling: splendor 1) regal splendour 2) in splendour (to dine in regal splendour) * * * [ splendə] regal splendour in splendour (to dine in regal splendour) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • splendour — splen|dour BrE splendor AmE [ˈsplendə US ər] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Anglo French; Origin: splendur, from Latin splendor, from splendere; SPLENDID] 1.) [U] impressive beauty, especially of a large building or large place splendour of ▪ We marvelled …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • splendour — UK [ˈsplendə(r)] / US [ˈsplendər] noun Word forms splendour : singular splendour plural splendours 1) splendours [plural] the beautiful and impressive features of something the architectural splendours of the cathedral 2) [uncountable] the… …   English dictionary

  • splendour — /ˈsplɛndə / (say splenduh) noun 1. brilliant or gorgeous appearance, colouring, etc.; magnificence, grandeur, or pomp, or display of it: the splendour and pomp of his coronation. 2. brilliant distinction; glory: the splendour of ancient Roman… …   Australian English dictionary

  • splendour — [[t]sple̱ndə(r)[/t]] splendours (in AM, use splendor) 1) N UNCOUNT The splendour of something is its beautiful and impressive appearance. The foreign ministers are meeting in the splendour of Oktyabrskaya Hotel in central Moscow. 2) N PLURAL: oft …   English dictionary

  • splendour — chiefly British variant of splendor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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