Opulent is a word that you will hear a lot around rich people looking to show off. "Remember the opulent buffet at Carrie’s sweet sixteen? Sixteen chocolate cakes iced in gold leaf!"

  • Pronunciation: /ˈɔpjʊlənt /
  • English Description: very beautiful, with a lot of decoration, and made from expensive materials
  • Chinese Translation: 华丽的(Hua2 Li4 De)
  • Spanish Translation: opulento
  • STORY: If you want to remember that opulent is a word describing lavish displays of wealth, you can think of the word opal to help you remember it––opal being a rare gem. And if you are lucky enough to be able to afford opulence yourself, don’t describe it that way. The word contains connotations of pretentious. And gold leaf cake aside, who wants that?


  • Among the opulent outfits on display at last week's Met Gala, one dramatic design stole the show.Reuters May 15, 2015

  • The airline that Mr. Flanagan created became known for opulent service and aggressive expansion.

P.S: New word description, story and part of "EXAMPLE SENTENCE" are cited in Vocabulary.com