adjective lam·bent \ˈlam-bənt\

: shining or glowing softly

: having a light, appealing quality

Full Definition of LAMBENT

:  playing lightly on or over a surface :  flickering
:  softly bright or radiant
:  marked by lightness or brilliance especially of expression
lam·bent·ly adverb

Examples of LAMBENT

  1. lambent sunlight glinting off the waves
  2. a writer known for her lambent wit

Origin of LAMBENT

Latin lambent-, lambens, present participle of lambere to lick — more at lap
First Known Use: 1647


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