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refulgence

noun re·ful·gence \ri-ˈfl-jən(t)s, -ˈfəl-\

Definition of REFULGENCE

:  a radiant or resplendent quality or state :  brilliance
re·ful·gent \-jənt\ adjective

Examples of REFULGENCE

  1. <the refulgence of a full moon on a clear autumn night>

Origin of REFULGENCE

Latin refulgentia, from refulgent-, refulgens, present participle of refulgēre to shine brightly, from re- + fulgēre to shine — more at fulgent
First Known Use: 1634

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