Definition of fulgent
: dazzlingly bright : radiant
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Examples of fulgent in a Sentence
a fulgent sun peeked from behind the clouds
Did You Know?
The weary Sun betook himself to rest; - / Then issued Vesper from the fulgent west. That's how the appearance of the evening star in the glowing western sky at sunset looked to 19th-century poet William Wordsworth. Fulgent was a particularly apt choice to describe the radiant light of the sky at sunset. The word derives from the Latin verb fulgēre, meaning "to shine," a root which is itself akin to the Latin flagrare, meaning "to burn." English speakers have been using fulgent to depict resplendence since at least the 15th century.
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