Definition of incandescence
: the quality or state of being incandescent; especially : emission by a hot body of radiation that makes it visible
Examples of incandescence in a Sentence
candles made from whale oil were once highly prized because they burned with an incandescence superior to that of other candles
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Like the sparks that fly upward from the forge, struck to a brief moment of incandescence by the force of the blow, are the individuals whose troubles and fates furnish the daily business of a draft office.
In the paintings of the 19th-century Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershoi, the color gray achieves a beguiling incandescence.
Overnight, the Webcam on the rim of Halema`uma`u Crater recorded a few points of incandescence, waxing and waning in brightness, deep within the vent.
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