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"brilliant" in British English

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brilliantadjective

uk   /ˈbrɪl.jənt/ us   /ˈbrɪl.jənt/
  • brilliant adjective (VERY GOOD)

A2 UK informal very good: "Did you like the film?" "I thought it was brilliant." She's got a brilliant sense of humour. Oh, brilliant! My parcel's arrived.

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brilliantly
adverb uk   /ˈbrɪl.jənt.li/ us   /ˈbrɪl.jənt.li/
B2 He seems to do everything brilliantly - piano playing, skiing, sailing.
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"brilliant" in American English

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brilliantadjective

us   /ˈbrɪl·jənt/
  • brilliant adjective (INTELLIGENT)

extremely intelligent or highly skilled: a brilliant plan Armstrong was one of the most brilliant musicians in jazz.
  • brilliant adjective (SHINING)

full of light, shining, or bright in color: The sky was a brilliant blue.
brilliantly
adverb us   /ˈbrɪl·jənt·li/
Randy runs his company brilliantly.
(Definition of brilliant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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