fluorescent

adjective

fluo·​res·​cent flu̇-ˈre-sᵊnt How to pronounce fluorescent (audio)
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1
: having or relating to fluorescence
2
: bright and glowing as a result of fluorescence
fluorescent inks
broadly : very bright in color
fluorescent noun
fluorescently adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web According to police, Michelle was last seen wearing a black face mask and gray sandals with fluorescent green accents. Dateline Nbc, NBC News, 6 Dec. 2022 According to police, Michelle was last seen wearing a black face mask and gray sandals with fluorescent green accents. Dateline Nbc, NBC News, 6 Dec. 2022 This almost fluorescent purple-red beauty has aromas of berries, pomegranate and smoke embracing violets and lilacs. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2022 According to police, Michelle was last seen wearing a black face mask and gray sandals with fluorescent green accents. Dateline Nbc, NBC News, 6 Dec. 2022 Aldrich sat alongside defense lawyers, wearing a fluorescent lime jail uniform and appearing attentive throughout the proceeding. David K. Li, NBC News, 6 Dec. 2022 The lighting here is solely fluorescent, presumably to counteract the darkening effect the 3-D would have had in cinemas, but also allows audiences to see every gorgeous detail in the trio of exploding heads the film has on display. Declan Gallagher, EW.com, 28 Sep. 2022 According to police, Michelle was last seen wearing a black face mask and gray sandals with fluorescent green accents. Kyani Reid, NBC News, 2 Aug. 2022 This mint ice cream, for instance, isn’t fluorescent green because it’s made with mint leaves, not food coloring. Sunset Magazine, 1 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fluorescent was in 1853

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Cite this Entry

“Fluorescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluorescent. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

fluorescent

adjective
flu·​o·​res·​cent
ˌflu̇(-ə)r-ˈes-ᵊnt
1
: having or relating to fluorescence
2
: very bright in color
fluorescent markers

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