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eclat (n.)

1670s, "showy brilliance," from French éclat "splinter, fragment" (12c.), also "flash of brilliance," from eclater "burst out; shine brilliantly; splinter, fly to fragments," from Old French esclater "smash, shatter into pieces," which is of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Germanic word related to slit (v.) and to Old High German skleizen "tear to pieces; to split, cleave." Extended sense of "conspicuous success" is first recorded in English in 1741.

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Definitions of eclat from WordNet

eclat (n.)
enthusiastic approval;
they gave him more eclat than he really deserved
Synonyms: acclaim / acclamation / plaudits / plaudit
eclat (n.)
ceremonial elegance and splendor;
entered with much eclat in a coach drawn by eight white horses
Synonyms: pomp
eclat (n.)
brilliant or conspicuous success or effect;
the eclat of a great achievement
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