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Meaning of ECLAT

Pronunciation:  ey'klâ

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  brilliant or conspicuous success or effect; "the eclat of a great achievement"
  2. [n]  ceremonial elegance and splendor; "entered with much eclat in a coach drawn by eight white horses"
  3. [n]  enthusiastic approval; "the book met with modest acclaim"; "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"; "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"

ECLAT is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: acclaim, acclamation, plaudit, plaudits, pomp
 See Also: approval, brilliance, commendation, elegance, grandeur, grandness, magnificence, splendor, splendour



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*clat"\, n. [F. ['e]clat a fragment, splinter,
explosion, brilliancy, splendor, fr. ['e]clater to splinter,
burst, explode, shine brilliantly, prob. of German origin;
cf. OHG. sleizan to slit, split, fr. sl[=i]zan, 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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acclaim, acclamation, applause, ballyhoo, bang, big hand, blazon, blurb, bravura, bright light, brilliance, brilliancy, burst of applause, celebrity, character, cheer, clap, clapping, clapping of hands, common knowledge, cry, currency, daring, dash, daylight, demonstration, display, distinction, dramatics, encore, etalage, exhibition, exhibitionism, exposure, false front, fame, famousness, fanfaronade, figure, flair, flaunt, flaunting, flourish, glare, glory, hand, handclap, handclapping, histrionics, hoopla, hue and cry, kudos, limelight, luster, manifestation, maximum dissemination, name, notoriety, notoriousness, ovation, pageant, pageantry, parade, plaudit, plug, popularity, PR, press notice, prominence, public eye, public knowledge, public relations, public report, publicity, publicity story, publicness, puff, reclame, recognition, remarkableness, renown, report, reputation, repute, round of applause, sham, show, showing-off, spectacle, splash, splurge, spotlight, staginess, standing, the bubble reputation, theatrics, thunder of applause, vaunt, vogue, write-up