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"bright" in British English

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brightadjective

uk   /braɪt/  us   /braɪt/
  • 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 New York, attracted by the bright lights (= the promise of excitement) of the city.

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  • 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 green

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  • bright adjective (INTELLIGENT)

B2 intelligent and quick to learn: They were bright children, always asking questions. She was enthusiastic and full of bright ideas and suggestions.

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brightness
noun [U] uk   /ˈbraɪt.nəs/  us   /ˈbraɪt.nəs/
The brightness of the snow made him blink.
brightly
adverb uk   /ˈbraɪt.li/  us   /ˈbraɪt.li/
B2 a brightly lit room Clowns often wear brightly coloured clothing. Despite her fear, she spoke brightly to the group.

brightnoun

uk   /braɪt/  us   /braɪt/
(Definition of bright from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bright" in American English

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brightadjective

 us   /brɑɪt/
  • bright adjective (LIGHT)

[-er/-est only] full of light, or shining: the bright lights of downtown
  • bright adjective (COLOR)

  • bright adjective (INTELLIGENT)

[-er/-est only] (of a person) intelligent and quick to learn: He’s a bright, well-organized guy. She was full of bright ideas.
  • bright adjective (HAPPY)

full of hope or happiness: He has a bright future ahead of him.
brightness
noun [U]  us   /ˈbrɑɪt·nəs/
The brightness of the summer day made him blink.
(Definition of bright from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bright" in Business English

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brightadjective

uk   us   /braɪt/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to describe a financial market where prices are rising and there is a lot of activity: Trading was bright with shares up just over 1% at 103.85p.
full of hope for success: a bright futurebe/look bright for sb/sth The outlook is bright for Asian stock markets.
(Definition of bright from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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