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bright

adjective uk   /braɪt/ us  

bright adjective (LIGHT)

B1 full of light, shining: bright sunshine The rooms were bright and airy. The lights are too bright in here - they're hurting my eyes. A bright star was shining in the East. When she looked up her eyes were bright with tears. In 2009 I moved to London, attracted by the bright lights (= the promise of excitement) of the city.The qualities of light

bright adjective (COLOUR)

A2 strong in colour: Leslie always wears bright colours. He said hello and I felt my face turn bright red. a bright shade of greenThe qualities of colour

bright adjective (INTELLIGENT)

B2 (of a person) clever and quick to learn: They were bright children, always asking questions. She was enthusiastic and full of bright ideas (= clever ideas) and suggestions.IntelligencePerceptive

bright adjective (HAPPY)

B2 full of hope for success or happiness: You're very bright and cheerful this morning. Things are starting to look brighter for British businesses. She's an excellent student with a bright future.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
brightness
noun [U] uk   /ˈbraɪt.nəs/ us  
The brightness of the snow made him blink.Quantities and units of lightThe qualities of colour
brightly
adverb uk   /ˈbraɪt.li/ us  
B2 a brightly lit room Clowns often wear brightly coloured clothing. Despite her fear, she spoke brightly to the group.The qualities of colourThe qualities of lightFeeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something

bright

noun uk   /braɪt/ us  
brights [plural] US informal A car's brights are its headlights (= the powerful lights at the front) on full power.The exterior of vehicles
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