eclat (n.)

  1. enthusiastic approval; the book met with modest acclaim; he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd; they gave him more eclat than he really deserved

    [ Syn: acclaim , acclamation , plaudits , plaudit ]

  2. ceremonial elegance and splendor; entered with much eclat in a coach drawn by eight white horses

    [ Syn: pomp ]

  3. brilliant or conspicuous success or effect; the eclat of a great achievement'

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