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adjective brilliant pronunciation in British English /ˈbrɪljənt/
  1. 1
    very intelligent

    a brilliant scientist

    1. a.
      very skilful, impressive, or successful

      It was a brilliant save by the goalie.

      a brilliant legal career

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  2. 2
    extremely bright

    He'd polished the table to a brilliant shine.

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  3. 3
    British informal extremely good or enjoyable

    The kids had a brilliant time.

    1. a.
      spoken used for showing that you are very pleased about something

      Oh brilliant, I've found my key!

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