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adjective bright pronunciation in American English /braɪt/
Word Forms
  1. 1
    [usually before noun] bright colors are strong but not dark

    She was wearing a bright red scarf.

    His eyes are bright blue.

    They have used warm bright colors all through the house.

  2. 2
    full of strong shining light

    It was a bright sunny day.

    I could see a bright light in the sky.

    It’s nice and bright in here (=there is a lot of light).

    bright sunshine/sunlight:

    We stood blinking in the bright sunshine.

  3. 3
    a bright person is intelligent and usually young and likely to do well at school or in their careers

    one of the brightest students in the class

    She’s bright enough to know that this is a very good offer.

  4. 4
    happy and lively

    She gave him a bright smile.

    His eyes were bright and hopeful.

  5. 5
    likely to be successful

    I’m sure there is a very bright future for you in this company.

    The team’s prospects don’t look very bright.


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 bright pronunciation in American English noun [uncountable]


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