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lambent

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adjective lam·bent \ˈlam-bənt\

Simple Definition of lambent

  • : shining or glowing softly

  • : having a light, appealing quality

Full Definition of lambent

  1. 1 :  playing lightly on or over a surface :  flickering

  2. 2 :  softly bright or radiant

  3. 3 :  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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