Definition of magnificence in English:

magnificence

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noun

  • 1The quality of being magnificent.

    ‘the magnificence of the surrounding countryside’
    • ‘In its heyday, the Cathay was renowned for its luxury and magnificence.’
    • ‘Moreover their capital was famous as a City of Palaces, able to rival in grandeur and magnificence anything in South Asia.’
    • ‘We might as well have been in Paris or Rome, such was the beauty and magnificence of our trip.’
    • ‘I am simply unable to adequately come up with words to convey the beauty and magnificence of this film.’
    • ‘It was a marvelous display of an orderly universe and a never-to-be forgotten experience of eerie beauty and magnificence.’
    • ‘Even through all their fear, the trees still impressed them with their magnificence.’
    • ‘This version is splendid in its magnificence, and gives the film its proper due.’
    • ‘The sheer magnificence and beauty of the pictures will appeal to scientists and artists alike.’
    • ‘The extent and magnificence of the ruins was dazzling to behold.’
    • ‘She is overawed by the moody magnificence of Glencoe, and entranced by the beauty of Edinburgh.’
    • ‘Jane could stretch out on a lounger on the balcony, enjoying the dwarfing magnificence of the volcanoes on neighbouring Bali and Lombok.’
    • ‘Historians have stated that its completeness, setting, size and sheer magnificence make it the finest citadel on earth.’
    • ‘We must, in other words, transform this tragedy into a triumph, a triumph of man's magnificence to man.’
    • ‘The city of Old Goa was once said to rival Lisbon in its magnificence.’
    • ‘It had been an historic send-off in the medieval magnificence of the abbey's Gothic stone vaults.’
    • ‘Above all, Tchaikovsky's enduring music soars with its timeless magnificence.’
    • ‘She has been painstakingly restoring the property to its original magnificence during the past three years.’
    • ‘Floral magnificence should not be missed at a flower festival taking place this weekend in a York village church.’
    • ‘This pagoda had four sides and five storeys, and the carvings on the sides were famous for their magnificence.’
    • ‘Busoni's hitherto unparalleled magnificence as a pianist was naturally reflected in a substantial amount of music for piano.’
    splendour, resplendence, grandeur, greatness, impressiveness, imposingness, glory, gloriousness, majesty, nobility, pomp, pomp and circumstance, stateliness, sumptuousness, opulence, luxuriousness, luxury, lavishness, richness, brilliance, radiance, dazzle, beauty, elegance, distinction, spectacle, pageantry, splendidness, gorgeousness, éclat, elevation, transcendence, transcendency
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    1. 1.1His, Your, etc., Magnificencemainly historical A title given to a monarch or other distinguished person, or used in addressing them.
      • ‘A eunuch leaned and brushed the emperor's ear with his headdress, and said, ‘The gates, Your Magnificence.’’

Pronunciation

magnificence

/maɡˈnifəsəns/ /mæɡˈnɪfəsəns/

Origin

Late Middle English via Anglo-Norman French and Old French from Latin magnificentia, from magnificenti- (see magnificent).