eclat

Eclat \E*clat"\, n. [F. ['e]clat a fragment, splinter, explosion, brilliancy, splendor, fr. ['e]clater to splinter, burst, explode, shine brilliantly, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. sleizan to slit, split, fr. sl[=i]zan, 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Demonstration of admiration and approbation; applause. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]