- The quality or state of being bright; splendor; luster; brilliancy; clearness."A sudden brightness in his face appear." [Crabbe.]
- Acuteness (of the faculties); sharpness 9wit."The brightness of his parts . . . distinguished him." [Prior.]synonyms: Splendor; luster; radiance; resplendence; brilliancy; effulgence; glory; clearness.
Etymology: AS. beorhines. See Bright