ECLAT

eclat

(noun) brilliant or conspicuous success or effect; “the eclat of a great achievement”

pomp, eclat

(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


Etymology

Noun

eclat (countable and uncountable, plural eclats)

Alternative spelling of Ă©clat

Anagrams

• CELTA, Cleta, cleat, ectal

Source: Wiktionary


E*clat", n. Etym: [F. Ă©clat a fragment, splinter, explosion, brilliancy, splendor, fr. Ă©clater 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



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