Eclat

E*clat"

(?), n. [F. clat a fragment, splinter, explosion, brilliancy, splendor, fr. clater to splinter, burst, explode, shine brilliantly, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. sleizan to slit, split, fr. slzan, G. schleissen; akin to E. slit.] 1. Brilliancy of success or effort; splendor; brilliant show; striking effect; glory; renown. "The eclat of Homer's battles." Pope.
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2. Demonstration of admiration and approbation; applause. Prescott.
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