brillante


brillante
adj.
1 shining (reluciente) (luz, astro).
2 brilliant.
el pianista estuvo brillante the pianist was outstanding
m.
diamond.
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brillante
adjetivo
1 (extraordinario) brilliant
un alumno brillante a brilliant student
2 (pelo, metal, zapatos) shiny; (ojos) sparkling; (luz, color) bright; (pintura) gloss
nombre masculino
1 (diamante) diamond
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1. noun m.
diamond
2. adj.
bright, brilliant, shiny
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1. ADJ
1) (=reluciente) [luz, sol, color] [gen] bright; [muy fuerte] brilliant; [superficie pulida] shiny; [pelo] glossy, shiny; [joyas, lentejuelas] sparkling, glittering

un estampado amarillo brillante — a bright o brilliant yellow pattern

los focos eran demasiado brillantes — the floodlights were too bright

un vestido de satén brillante — a shiny satin dress

¡qué brillante ha quedado el suelo! — the floor is really shiny now!

frota los zapatos hasta que estén bien brillantes — polish the shoes until they are nice and shiny

tenía los ojos brillantes por la emoción — her eyes sparkled with excitement

2) (=excelente) brilliant

al final de su brillante carrera deportiva — at the end of her brilliant sporting career

su actuación fue absolutamente brillante — her performance was absolutely outstanding o brilliant

su brillante conversación — her sparkling conversation

2.
SM diamond, brilliant

un anillo de brillantes — a diamond ring

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I
adjetivo
a) <luz/estrella/color> bright; <zapatos/metal/pelo> shiny; <pintura> gloss (before n); <papel> shiny, glossy

el fregadero está brillante de limpio — the sink is sparkling clean

una tela brillante — material with a sheen

b) <escritor/porvenir> brilliant

su abogado tuvo una actuación brillante — his lawyer performed brilliantly

II
masculino
a) (diamante) diamond

un anillo de brillantes — a diamond ring

b) brillantes masculino plural (Arg) (polvo brillante) glitter
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= brilliant, glistening, glossy [glossier -comp., glossiest -sup.], dashing, shimmering, gleaming, sparkling, shiny [shinier -comp., shiniest -sup.], bright [brighter -comp., brightest -sup.], glittering, twinkling, shining, flashing, bravura, blazing, sparkly.
Ex. This conference has been blessed with the presence of the brilliant mind of Seymour Lubetzky.
Ex. Peter was trying to convince himself that it wasn't his fault as he navigated the glistening slippery streets.
Ex. The master has a glossy side coated with kaolin and an uncoated reverse side.
Ex. Some unfortunate children grow up as readers of James Bond, of dashing thrillers and the blood-and-guts of crude war stories.
Ex. Astounded and frightened by those shimmering tears, Leforte repeated her questions: 'Bernice... Please... Is anything wrong? Can I help?'.
Ex. The reader is like her: he sits watching the diverse pageant of human thought and human feeling passing across the gleaming mirror of literature.
Ex. She looked at them it with sparkling eyes, as though the problem was now solved.
Ex. Art paper (the shiny paper used for printing fine-screen half-tones from the 1880s) had a coating of china clay applied in a special machine to one or both sides of a web of body paper.
Ex. The openness of the now accessible stacks is emphasised by use of glass and bright colours.
Ex. The article 'The glittering prizes' likens book prizes to a contemporary form of patronage.
Ex. The menu has a variety of embellishments such as twinkling stars or a message board.
Ex. When the market for shining victorias and handy runabouts was climaxed by the building of 'horseless carriages,' and tax benefits and lower wages lured mill owners south, thousands emigrated westward.
Ex. Errors are indicated by a flashing light and the repositioning of the cursor at the item in error.
Ex. She emphasizes Colette's extraordinary character: her bravura, pragmatism, insouciance, resistance to conventions and, above all, appetite.
Ex. Marie-Nicole Lemieux in the title role provides a blazing star performance.
Ex. Basically, it's a piece of embroidered fabric to which is added fringe, tassels, and sparkly things.
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* con ojos brillantes = bright-eyed.
* ejecución brillante = bravura performance.
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I
adjetivo
a) <luz/estrella/color> bright; <zapatos/metal/pelo> shiny; <pintura> gloss (before n); <papel> shiny, glossy

el fregadero está brillante de limpio — the sink is sparkling clean

una tela brillante — material with a sheen

b) <escritor/porvenir> brilliant

su abogado tuvo una actuación brillante — his lawyer performed brilliantly

II
masculino
a) (diamante) diamond

un anillo de brillantes — a diamond ring

b) brillantes masculino plural (Arg) (polvo brillante) glitter
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= brilliant, glistening, glossy [glossier -comp., glossiest -sup.], dashing, shimmering, gleaming, sparkling, shiny [shinier -comp., shiniest -sup.], bright [brighter -comp., brightest -sup.], glittering, twinkling, shining, flashing, bravura, blazing, sparkly.

Ex: This conference has been blessed with the presence of the brilliant mind of Seymour Lubetzky.

Ex: Peter was trying to convince himself that it wasn't his fault as he navigated the glistening slippery streets.
Ex: The master has a glossy side coated with kaolin and an uncoated reverse side.
Ex: Some unfortunate children grow up as readers of James Bond, of dashing thrillers and the blood-and-guts of crude war stories.
Ex: Astounded and frightened by those shimmering tears, Leforte repeated her questions: 'Bernice... Please... Is anything wrong? Can I help?'.
Ex: The reader is like her: he sits watching the diverse pageant of human thought and human feeling passing across the gleaming mirror of literature.
Ex: She looked at them it with sparkling eyes, as though the problem was now solved.
Ex: Art paper (the shiny paper used for printing fine-screen half-tones from the 1880s) had a coating of china clay applied in a special machine to one or both sides of a web of body paper.
Ex: The openness of the now accessible stacks is emphasised by use of glass and bright colours.
Ex: The article 'The glittering prizes' likens book prizes to a contemporary form of patronage.
Ex: The menu has a variety of embellishments such as twinkling stars or a message board.
Ex: When the market for shining victorias and handy runabouts was climaxed by the building of 'horseless carriages,' and tax benefits and lower wages lured mill owners south, thousands emigrated westward.
Ex: Errors are indicated by a flashing light and the repositioning of the cursor at the item in error.
Ex: She emphasizes Colette's extraordinary character: her bravura, pragmatism, insouciance, resistance to conventions and, above all, appetite.
Ex: Marie-Nicole Lemieux in the title role provides a blazing star performance.
Ex: Basically, it's a piece of embroidered fabric to which is added fringe, tassels, and sparkly things.
* con ojos brillantes = bright-eyed.
* ejecución brillante = bravura performance.

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brillante1
adjective
1 ‹luz/estrella/color› bright; ‹zapatos/metal/pelo› shiny; ‹pintura› gloss (before n); ‹papel› shiny, glossy
tenía la platería brillante she kept the silverware gleaming
son de un color azul brillante they're bright blue
tenía los ojos brillantes de fiebre her eyes were bright with fever
sus brillantes ojos azules his sparkling o bright blue eyes
el fregadero está brillante de limpio the sink is sparkling clean
tiene el suelo brillante the floor's shining
una tela brillante material with a sheen
2 ‹escritor/discurso/porvenir› brilliant
brillante2
masculine
1 (diamante) diamond
un anillo de brillantes a diamond ring
2 brillantes mpl (Arg) (polvo brillante) glitter
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brillante adjetivo
a)luz/estrella/colorbright;

zapatos/metal/peloshiny;
pinturagloss (before n);
papelglossy;
telawith a sheen
b)escritor/porvenirbrilliant;

mentegreat;
su actuación fue brillante she performed brilliantly

■ sustantivo masculino (diamante) diamond;
un anillo de brillantes a diamond ring

brillante
I adjetivo
1 (un color, una persona, un objeto) brilliant: su conferencia fue absolutamente brillante, his talk was absolutely brillant
2 (un suelo, una superficie) gleaming
II sustantivo masculino diamond

'brillante' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
consumada
- consumado
- distinguirse
- impracticable
- lustrosa
- lustroso
- nublar
- viva
- vivo
- destellar
- destello
- engarzar
- lumbrera
- radiante
- trayectoria
English:
blind
- bright
- brilliant
- gleaming
- gloss
- glossy
- glowing
- polished
- rock
- scintillating
- shining
- shiny
- sparkling
- strong
- vibrant
- brighten
- diamond
- flash
- sleek
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brillante
adj
1. [reluciente] [luz, astro] shining;
[metal, zapatos, pelo] shiny; [ojos, sonrisa, diamante] sparkling
2. [magnífico] brilliant;
el pianista estuvo brillante the pianist was outstanding;
el joven escritor tiene un futuro brillante the young writer has a brilliant future ahead of him
nm
diamond, Espec brilliant
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brillante
I adj
1 (luminoso) bright
2 fig
brilliant
II m diamond
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brillante adj
: brilliant, bright
brillantemente adv
brillante nm
diamante: diamond
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brillante1 adj
1. (luz, color) bright
esta estrella es la más brillante this is the brightest star
2. (coche, pelo, superficie) shiny [comp. shinier; superl. shiniest]
una moneda nueva y brillante a shiny new coin
3. (persona, actuación) brilliant
un brillante estudiante de matemáticas a brilliant mathematics student
brillante2 n diamond
un anillo de brillantes a diamond ring

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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