• WordNet 3.6
    • n eclat brilliant or conspicuous success or effect "the eclat of a great achievement"
    • n eclat ceremonial elegance and splendor "entered with much eclat in a coach drawn by eight white horses"
    • n eclat enthusiastic approval "the book met with modest acclaim","he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd","they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Eclat Brilliancy of success or effort; splendor; brilliant show; striking effect; glory; renown. "The eclat of Homer's battles."
    • Eclat Demonstration of admiration and approbation; applause.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Eclat ā-klä′ a striking effect: applause: splendour: social distinction, notoriety.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. éclat, a fragment, splinter, explosion, brilliancy, splendor, fr. éclater, to splinter, burst, explode, shine brilliantly, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. sleizan, to slit, split, fr. slīzan, G. schleissen,; akin to E. slit,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. éclat, from O. Fr. esclater, to break, to shine.


In literature:

When they gave the first Real Performance in a Dog Town on a drizzly evening in November, there was no Social Eclat to fill the sails.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
In the month of Shrabana the worship of the snake goddess is celebrated with great eclat.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
Private Edwin Horsemanden went on without interruption and finished with eclat.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
She was introduced with great eclat by her hostess.
"Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman" by Emma Speed Sampson
D., save for the social usufruct and the eclat of the unthinking.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
The eclat of this singular case beckoned.
"The Flaw in the Sapphire" by Charles M. Snyder
Sherm came in and deposited his bundles with great eclat.
"Chicken Little Jane" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
A shell explosion seemed to split the dugout and a piece of eclat whizzed through the blanket that curtained off the door.
"One Man's Initiation--1917" by John Dos Passos
Captain Hardin and Lieutenant Ames came together with striking military eclat, accompanied, as became their rank, by two alert enlisted men.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
In the resulting agitations Jefferson closed his public career without eclat.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane

In news:

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In science:

Eclat: Automatic generation and classification of test inputs.
The Search for the Laws of Automatic Random Testing