lu·​cent | \ ˈlü-sᵊnt How to pronounce lucent (audio) \

Definition of lucent

1 : glowing with light : luminous
2 : marked by clarity or translucence : clear

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lucently adverb

Examples of lucent in a Sentence

the pristine waters of lucent mountain streams the moon was a lucent orb in the cloudless autumn sky
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First Known Use of lucent

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lucent

Middle English, from Latin lucent-, lucens, present participle of lucēre to shine — more at light

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“Lucent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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lu·​cent | \ ˈlüs-ᵊnt How to pronounce lucent (audio) \

Medical Definition of lucent

1 : glowing with light
2 : marked by clarity or translucence a lucent membrane — see radiolucent

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