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The ocean-bordered southern part of California has always been a place of Hollywood make-believe, casual opulence, suntans and jewelry.
Dan Jenkins

Meaning of "opulence" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OPULENCE

opulence  [ˈɒpjʊləns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OPULENCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Opulence is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OPULENCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

opulence

Wealth

Wealth is the abundance of valuable resources or material possessions. This excludes the core meaning as held in the originating old English word weal, which is from an Indo-European word stem. In this larger understanding of wealth, an individual, community, region or country that possesses an abundance of such possessions or resources to the benefit of the common good is known as wealthy. The modern concept of wealth is of significance in all areas of economics, and clearly so for growth economics and development economics yet the meaning of wealth is context-dependent. At the most general level, economists may define wealth as "anything of value" that captures both the subjective nature of the idea and the idea that it is not a fixed or static concept. Various definitions and concepts of wealth have been asserted by various individuals and in different contexts. Defining wealth can be a normative process with various ethical implications, since often wealth maximization is seen as a goal or is thought to be a normative principle of its own.

Definition of opulence in the English dictionary

The definition of opulence in the dictionary is extravagant or ostentatious luxury or wealth.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OPULENCE


ambulance
ˈæmbjʊləns
condolence
kənˈdəʊləns
corpulence
ˈkɔːpjʊləns
crapulence
ˈkræpjʊləns
feculence
ˈfekjʊləns
flatulence
ˈflætʃʊləns
flocculence
ˈflɒkjʊləns
fraudulence
ˈfrɔːdjʊləns
petulance
ˈpɛtjʊləns
pulverulence
pʌlˈvɛrʊləns
purulence
ˈpjʊərʊləns
redolence
ˈrɛdəʊləns
somnambulance
sɒmˈnæmbjʊləns
stridulance
ˈstrɪdjʊləns
succulence
ˈsʌkjʊləns
temulence
ˈtemjʊləns
truculence
ˈtrʌkjʊləns
turbulence
ˈtɜːbjʊləns
undulance
ˈʌndjʊləns
virulence
ˈvɪrʊləns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OPULENCE

optokinetic
optologist
optology
optometer
optometric
optometrical
optometrist
optometry
optophone
optronics
opulency
opulent
opulently
opulus
opuntia
opus
opus anglicanum
Opus Dei
opuscular
opuscule

WORDS THAT END LIKE OPULENCE

ambivalence
at your convenience
benevolence
covalence
domestic violence
equivalence
excellence
indolence
insolence
malevolence
nonviolence
par excellence
pestilence
polyvalence
prevalence
radio silence
silence
somnolence
ultraviolence
valence
violence

Synonyms and antonyms of opulence in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OPULENCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «opulence» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of opulence

Translation of «opulence» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OPULENCE

Find out the translation of opulence to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of opulence from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «opulence» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

富裕
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

opulencia
570 millions of speakers

English

opulence
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऐश्वर्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البذخ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

богатство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

opulência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমৃদ্ধি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

opulence
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kemewahan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Reichtum
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

富裕
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

화려
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Opulence
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phong phú
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செழுமையின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समृद्धी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zenginlik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

opulenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bogactwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

багатство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

opulenta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χλιδή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

weelde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

överflöd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rikdommen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of opulence

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OPULENCE»

The term «opulence» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.226 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OPULENCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about opulence

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3 QUOTES WITH «OPULENCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word opulence.
1
Dan Jenkins
The ocean-bordered southern part of California has always been a place of Hollywood make-believe, casual opulence, suntans and jewelry.
2
David Ricardo
If the demand for home commodities should be diminished, because of the fall of rent on the part of the landlords, it will be increased in a far greater degree by the increased opulence of the commercial classes.
3
Adam Smith
Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OPULENCE»

Discover the use of opulence in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to opulence and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence: Elegant Jewelry Projects ...
Complete with an inspiring gallery of right angle weave work, this beautifully photographed book will enable you to make spectaular piecs of eye-catching complexity and depth" -- back cover.
Marcia DeCoster, 2009
2
Opting for Opulence: 14 Proven Strategies to Master Selling ...
Ideal for individual salespeople or sales teams, this guide shows a whole new world of opportunity in luxury sales.
Greg Winston, 2009
3
Stanford White: Decorator in Opulence and Dealer in Antiquities
A biography of Stanford White and more, the book recovers a neglected yet significant part of White's career -- a career that not only set the bar for twentieth-century architecture but also defined the newly emerging profession of interior ...
Wayne Craven, 2005
4
Millionaires, Mansions, and Motor Yachts: An Era of Opulence
A photographic tour of some of history's most opulent estates and yachts includes a wealth of unpublished duotone images that focus largely on the mansions and vessels of Alfred and Jessie du Pont, in a volume complemented by energetic text ...
Ross MacTaggart, 2004
5
Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth ...
Spanning divides of class and geography, this book identifies opulence and leisure as driving forces for the domestic and imperial British economic engine in the early years of the 20th century.
Angus Trumble, Andrea Wolk Rager, 2013
6
Opulence Among Us
This is a story about an amazing group of friends that set out to change the world one person at a time.
Gary D. Henry, 2009
7
The Man Who Outshone the Sun King: A Life of Gleaming ...
A Life of Gleaming Opulence and Wretched Reversal in the Reign of Louis XIV Charles Drazin. 12. Summer. at. Fontainebleau. What. was the King thinking? Until very recently it would have been easy to conclude not very much. Louis was  ...
Charles Drazin, 2008
8
Bar Harbor's Gilded Century: Opulence to Ashes
This pictorial history takes Bar Harbor from its origins to the fire. It also offers intriguing curiosities, including insights on the upstairs-downstairs aspects of resort life. The book's captions are packed with fascinating information.
Lydia Vandenberg, Earle G. Shettleworth, 2009
9
Marks of opulence: the why, when, and where of Western art, ...
In Marks of Opulence, historian Colin Platt takes us on an ambitious sweep through a thousand years of artistic endeavor, revealing the fascinating economic and social context of the West’s most cherished works of art.
Colin Platt, 2005
10
Edwardian portraits: images of an age of opulence
Records a wealthy society's desire to immortalise itself in fabulous self-portraits. It found artists who succeeded brilliantly and this book, the only one devoted to the subject, records both the sitters and the work of the artists.
Kenneth McConkey, 1987

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OPULENCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term opulence is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Penthouse of opulence
NEW YORK • The palatial triplex on the Upper East Side that Joan Rivers called home for more than a quarter of a century until her death last ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
2
Howard Street, Belfast – restaurant review
... beaten track, possibly formulated by my excitement when first led up the dingy, piss-fragranced alleyway to Hakkasan's opium den opulence. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Bandes apart
“Yes, we can say opulence,” she says of her designs. “Also, we can say, I don't know, generous.” Volant earring. De Castellane's designs for ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
4
Suki Waterhouse Sizzles in a Disco-Era Look
After hosting a party for Amazon Fashion, Waterhouse stepped out in a mashup of modern glamour and nineties opulence. The spaghetti-strap ... «Vogue.com, Jul 15»
5
This mega-yacht could have 2 pools, 2 movie theaters, 2 helipads …
Even by the outlandish standards of the mega-yacht world, the Admiral X Force 145 could set a new standard for opulence. The 465-foot vessel ... «Daily Ardmoreite, Jul 15»
6
Remembering Ingrid Sischy, Who Changed the Way We Thought …
... eighteen years, Sischy made the avant-garde accessible to people whose nearest bookstore was as close to artsy opulence as we could get. «Slate Magazine, Jul 15»
7
As airlines chase first-class passengers, economy gets the squeeze
“You start seeing this ridiculous level of opulence creep in there.” As they compete for well-heeled first-class passengers, carriers continue to ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
8
High rise flats by Donatella at Aykon Nine Elms: First homes …
As one of the world's premier fashion brands, Versace's move into interior design means you can now live its particular brand of opulence. «City A.M., Jul 15»
9
Lexington Theatre Company's '42nd Street' treats audiences to …
... from the audience during epic numbers like the flashy green and silver sendup to Broadway opulence — and profit — in I'm In the Money. «Lexington Herald Leader, Jul 15»
10
What Happened To All Your Favorite '90s Animal Movie Stars? Well …
... cosy time where bright colors abounded, websites were really tacky and widescreen televisions were considered the peak of opulence. «moviepilot.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Opulence [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/opulence>. Feb 2020 ».
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