lu·​mi·​nesce | \ ˌlü-mə-ˈnes How to pronounce luminesce (audio) \
luminesced; luminescing

Definition of luminesce

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Recent Examples on the Web Music has charms that teem our tongues, course through our pens and luminesce up on our screens. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Our melodious English language is music to our ears," 31 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of luminesce

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for luminesce

back-formation from luminescent

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“Luminesce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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