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éclat

é·clat [or] e·clat

éclat [or] eclat

pronunciation:
eI kla
part of speech: noun
definition 1: brilliance of performance or achievement.
Though an accomplished musician as well, she did not display her sister's éclat.
definition 2: conspicuous display; ostentation.
The wedding was simple and without the usual éclat of a celebrity wedding.
similar words:
pageantry, spectacle
definition 3: hearty applause or acclamation.
Her new novel was received with great éclat by the critics.