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    Brilliant

    In this phrase. " brilliant sunshine." How can we find out that the meaning of brilliant in this sentence is magnificent or bright?

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    Re: Brilliant

    maral55,

    I recommend that you look up the word "brilliant" in your dictionary.

    brilliant - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    < brilliant >
    1 [BRIGHT] brilliant light or colour is very bright and strong:
    - We sat outside in the brilliant sunshine.

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    Re: Brilliant

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    maral55,

    I recommend that you look up the word "brilliant" in your dictionary.

    brilliant - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    < brilliant >
    1 [BRIGHT] brilliant light or colour is very bright and strong:
    - We sat outside in the brilliant sunshine.

    Of course I looked up in the dictionary and that's why I am confused. I know that it can mean as bright sunshine but I want to know whether it also means magnificent in this phrase?

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    Re: Brilliant

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Of course I looked up in the dictionary and that's why I am confused. I know that it can mean as bright sunshine but I want to know whether it also means magnificent in this phrase?
    Dear maral:

    In this case it means bright. 'Brilliant' has a positive connotation in the example sentence, as though the people were glad to be sitting in the sunshine.

    Best wishes,

    Petra

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    Re: Brilliant

    Whitsundays - Whitsundays Information
    The mild tropical climate has an average annual temperature of 27C maximum and a minimum of 21C and a daily average 8.25 hours of magnificent sunshine.

    "magnificent sunshine"
    Does this mean "an awful lot of sunshine"?

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    Re: Brilliant

    I think in this sentence Magnificent has the meaning of being super great or splendid or glorious.

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    Re: Brilliant

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    I think in this sentence Magnificent has the meaning of being super great or splendid or glorious.
    I think so, too.

    Petra

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