candescence

noun

can·​des·​cence kan-ˈde-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce candescence (audio)
: a candescent state : glowing whiteness

Examples of candescence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every outdoor shot is bright as day, but the film crew did not need lighting of its own; the scenes were illuminated by the candescence of the surveillance lights. The New Yorker, 30 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of candescence was in 1800

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“Candescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/candescence. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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