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the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
brightness, cleverness, smartnessnoun
intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
luminosity, brightness, brightness level, luminance, luminousness, lightnoun
the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
"its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
the quality of being bright
the perception elicited by the luminance of an object
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from bright.
The blazing brightness of her beauty’s beam,
And glorious light of her sun-shining face,
To tell, were as to strive against the stream. Fairy Q. b. i.
A sword, by long lying still, will contract a rust, which shall deface its brightness. South.
Vex’d with the present moment’s heavy gloom,
Why seek we brightness from the years to come? Matthew Prior.
The brightness of his parts, the solidity of his judgment, and the candour and generosity of his temper, distinguished him in an age of great politeness. Matthew Prior.
the quality or state of being bright; splendor; luster; brilliancy; clearness
acuteness (of the faculties); sharpness 9wit
Brightness is an attribute of visual perception in which a source appears to be radiating or reflecting light. In other words, brightness is the perception elicited by the luminance of a visual target. This is a subjective attribute/property of an object being observed.
The numerical value of brightness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of brightness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of brightness in a Sentence
It was the best part of the three days, there was one clear winner that had a unique freshness and brightness.
If there is a smudge on the Seal of the United States Senate, or on the Star of the North, as we like to call our state, I will work my hardest to polish both back to brightness.
The launch of IXPE marks a bold and unique step forward for X-ray astronomy, iXPE will tell us more about the precise nature of cosmic X-ray sources than we can learn by studying their brightness and color spectrum alone.
Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.
These medical workers need just a little brightness in their day, anything.
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Translations for brightness
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- Aufgewecktheit, HelligkeitGerman
- εξυπνάδα, φωτεινότητα, λάμψηGreek
- älykkyys, kirkkausFinnish
- luminosité, brillance, intelligenceFrench
- spéiriúlacht, lonracht, gléineIrish
- תבונה, בהירות, אינטלגנציהHebrew
- spilgtums, spožumsLatvian
- glans, helderheidDutch
- klarhet, lysstyrke, lyshet, glansNorwegian
- clareza, brilho, claridadePortuguese
- яркость, ум, смышлёностьRussian
- độ sángVietnamese
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