(noun) brilliant or conspicuous success or effect; “the eclat of a great achievement”
(noun) ceremonial elegance and splendor; “entered with much eclat in a coach drawn by eight white horses”
acclaim, acclamation, plaudits, plaudit, eclat
(noun) enthusiastic approval; “the book met with modest acclaim”; “he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd”; “they gave him more eclat than he really deserved”
Source: WordNet® 3.1
eclat (countable and uncountable, plural eclats)
Alternative spelling of éclat
• CELTA, Cleta, cleat, ectal
E*clat", n. Etym: [F. éclat a fragment, splinter, explosion,
brilliancy, splendor, fr. éclater to splinter, burst, explode, shine
brilliantly, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. sleizan to slit, split,
fr. slizan, G. schleissen; akin to E. slit.]
1. Brilliancy of success or effort; splendor; brilliant show;
striking effect; glory; renown. "The eclat of Homer's battles." Pope.
2. Demonstration of admiration and approbation; applause. Prescott.
Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition