Bright"ness, n. [AS. beorhines. See Bright.]

1.

The quality or state of being bright; splendor; luster; brilliancy; clearness.

A sudden brightness in his face appear. Crabbe.

2.

Acuteness (of the faculties); sharpness 9wit.

The brightness of his parts . . . distinguished him. Prior.

Syn. -- Splendor; luster; radiance; resplendence; brilliancy; effulgence; glory; clearness.

 

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