1. brilliant or conspicuous success or effect
    the eclat of a great achievement
  2. ceremonial elegance and splendor
    entered with much eclat in a coach drawn by eight white horses
  3. enthusiastic approval
    he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd
    the book met with modest acclaim
    they gave him more eclat than he really deserved
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How To Use eclat In A Sentence

  • Then a pretty little girl, Tilly Turtelle, who seemed quite a premature flirt, proposed "doorkeeper" -- a suggestion accepted with great _eclat_ by all the children, several grown people assenting. Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor
  • Il avait besoin d´ un agneau qui mangeait les burgeons de baobabs, avant qu´ ils grandissaient et faisaient éclater son petit astre. The Little Prince Hits a Brick Wall
  • All at once his name reappeared with an extraordinary eclat; his works were read with passion; A Theodicy, or, Vindication of the Divine Glory
  • they gave him more eclat than he really deserved
  • I had not passed with the "eclat" my tutor prophesied; but, I contrived to get numbered amongst those fortunate six who secured their appointments out of the entire sixty that competed. She and I, Volume 2 A Love Story. A Life History.
  • He is a diplomat of great eclat.
  • Gros specialized in battle scenes, rendering with eclat the uniforms of the officers and the caparisons of the horses.
  • He a diplomat of great eclat.
  • Je suis sûre qu'il n'y a pas d'Américain âgé de plus de 20 ans qui n'ait jamais souri ou éclaté de rire en regardant un dessin représentant Maxine, cette femme politiquement incorrecte, qui dit ce qu'elle pense, manque de compassion et n'essaye pas de se rendre sympathique. Archive 2010-06-01
  • I was quite hopeful as to the result, for my "crammer" again impressed me at the last moment with his entire conviction that I would pass with eclat; while, my good friend the vicar, who had given me the most flaming of testimonials, cheered me up with his cordial wishes for my success, as did also dear little Miss Pimpernell, in her customary impulsive way. She and I, Volume 2 A Love Story. A Life History.
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