adjective emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
- the sun was bright and hot
- a bright sunlit room
adjective satellite having striking color
- bright dress
- brilliant tapestries
- a bird with vivid plumage
adjective satellite characterized by quickness and ease in learning
- some children are brighter in one subject than another
- smart children talk earlier than the average
adjective satellite having lots of light either natural or artificial
- the room was bright and airy
- a stage bright with spotlights
adjective satellite made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
burnished; shiny; lustrous; shining.
- bright silver candlesticks
- a burnished brass knocker
- she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves
- rows of shining glasses
- shiny black patents
adjective satellite splendid
- the bright stars of stage and screen
- a bright moment in history
- the bright pageantry of court
adjective not made dim or less bright
- undimmed headlights
- surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed
adjective satellite clear and sharp and ringing
- the bright sound of the trumpet section
- the brilliant sound of the trumpets
adjective satellite characterized by happiness or gladness
- bright faces
- all the world seems bright and gay
adjective satellite full or promise
- had a bright future in publishing
- the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career
- a hopeful new singer on Broadway
adverb with brightness
- the stars shone brilliantly
- the windows glowed jewel bright
Bright intransitive verb
- See Brite, v. i.
, AS. beorht
; akin to OS. berht
, OHG. beraht
, Icel. bjartr
, Goth. baírhts
- Radiating or reflecting light; shedding or having much light; shining; luminous; not dark.
The sun was bright o'erhead.
The earth was dark, but the heavens were bright.
The public places were as bright as at noonday.
- Transmitting light; clear; transparent.
From the brightest wines
He 'd turn abhorrent.
- Having qualities that render conspicuous or attractive, or that affect the mind as light does the eye; resplendent with charms; as, bright beauty.
Bright as an angel new-dropped from the sky.
- Having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent.
- Sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; shedding cheerfulness and joy around; cheerful; cheery.
Be bright and jovial among your guests.
- Illustrious; glorious.
In the brightest annals of a female reign.
- Manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain.
That he may with more ease, with brighter evidence, and with surer success, draw the bearner on.
- Of brilliant color; of lively hue or appearance.
Here the bright crocus and blue violet grew.
✍ Bright is used in composition in the sense of brilliant, clear, sunny, etc.; as, bright-eyed, bright-haired, bright-hued.
Syn. -- Shining; splending; luminous; lustrous; brilliant; resplendent; effulgent; refulgent; radiant; sparkling; glittering; lucid; beamy; clear; transparent; illustrious; witty; clear; vivacious; sunny.
- Splendor; brightness. Poetic
Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appear.
I say it is the moon that shines so bright.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."
-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.
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