What does the word eclat mean?

Usage examples for eclat

  1. Sherm came in and deposited his bundles with great eclat. – Chicken Little Jane by 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 by 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 by Bret Harte