Part of speech: noun

Brilliancy; celebrity.

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Usage examples "eclat":

  1. Sherm came in and deposited his bundles with great eclat. - "Chicken Little Jane", Lily Munsell Ritchie.
  2. These troops are selected from among the brigades that served under Bonaparte in Italy and Egypt with the greatest eclat, and constitute a kind of depot for recruiting his household troops with tried and trusty men. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  3. I tell you he's taken a shine to Phemie; and he's as good as four seats and a bouquet to that child next Wednesday evening, to say nothing of the eclat of getting this St. Simeon- what do you call him? - "The Twins of Table Mountain and Other Stories", Bret Harte.