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English definition of “bright”

bright

adjective     /braɪt/
COLOUR A2 having a strong, light colour: bright yellow/blueThe qualities of colour
LIGHT B1 full of light or shining strongly: bright sunshine The room is small but bright.The qualities of light
INTELLIGENT B2 intelligent: He's a bright boy.IntelligencePerceptive
HAPPY B2 happy or full of hope: She's always so bright and cheerful.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
brightly adverb B2 brightly coloured flowers brightness noun [U]
(Definition of bright adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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