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bright / brīt/ • adj. 1. giving out or reflecting a lot of light; shining: I have problems seeing when the sun is bright her bright, dark eyes. ∎  full of light: the rooms are bright and spacious. ∎  (of a period of time) having sunny, cloudless weather: the long, bright days of June. ∎  having a vivid color: the bright flowers a bright tie. ∎  (of color) vivid and bold: the bright green leaves. 2. (of sound) clear, vibrant, and typically high-pitched: her voice is fresh and bright. 3. (of a person, idea, or remark) intelligent and quick-witted: a bright young journalist a suggestion box for bright ideas. 4. giving an appearance of cheerful liveliness: she gave a bright smile. ∎  (of someone's future) likely to be successful and happy: the bright prospects for her early retirement. • adv. luminously: a full moon shining bright. • n. (brights) 1. bold and vivid colors: gloves in neon brights. 2. headlights switched to high beam: he turned the brights on, and we drove along the dirt road. PHRASES: bright and early very early in the morning. look on the bright side be optimistic or cheerful in spite of difficulties.DERIVATIVES: bright·ish adj. bright·ly adv. bright·ness n.

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bright bright-eyed and bushy tailed alert and lively, eager; the image is of an animal in good health and spirits.
bright young thing an enthusiastic, ambitious, and self-consciously fashionable young person, a term originally applied in the 1920s to a member of a young fashionable set noted for exuberant and outrageous behaviour.

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bright OE. beorht, Anglian berht, late Nhb. breht = OS. ber(a)ht. OHG. beraht, -eht, ON. bjartr, Goth. bairhts :- Gmc. *berχtaz, f. IE. *bhereg-, repr. also by Skt. bhrājate shine, Lith. brėkśta dawns, W. berth beautiful.

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