E*clat" (?), n. [F. 'eclat a fragment, splinter, explosion, brilliancy, splendor, fr. 'eclater to splinter, burst, explode, shine brilliantly, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. sleizan to slit, split, fr. slizan, 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.

2.

Demonstration of admiration and approbation; applause.

Prescott.

 

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