lucent

adjective

lu·​cent ˈlü-sᵊnt How to pronounce lucent (audio)
1
: glowing with light : luminous
2
: marked by clarity or translucence : clear
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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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lucent was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Lucent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lucent. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

lucent

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

Medical Definition

lucent

adjective
lu·​cent ˈlüs-ᵊnt How to pronounce lucent (audio)
1
: glowing with light
2
: marked by clarity or translucence
a lucent membrane
see radiolucent
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