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noun eclipse pronunciation in British English /ɪˈklɪps/ 
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    [singular/uncountable] a time when someone or something starts to seem less successful or important, because another person or thing has become more successful or important than they are

    The rise of one aristocratic family usually meant the eclipse of another.

    be in eclipse:

    Their political power was in eclipse at the time.

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