Brilliance and Gloss


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Brilliance noun – The quality or state of having or giving off light.
Usage example: the brilliance of the flash from the camera was so intense that I was blinded for a moment afterwards

Gloss is a synonym for brilliance in characteristic topic. In some cases you can use "Gloss" instead a noun "Brilliance", when it comes to topics like luster.
Nearby Words: brilliant, brilliantly, brilliancy
Synonyms for Brilliance


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Gloss noun – Brightness created by light reflected from a surface.
Usage example: the surface has such a high gloss, you can see your face reflected in it

Brilliance is a synonym for gloss in shine topic. You can use "Brilliance" instead a noun "Gloss", if it concerns topics such as luster.
Nearby Words: glossy, glossed, glossiness, glossing
Synonyms for Gloss

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