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

Examples of luminesce in a Sentence

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, 31 Aug. 2019

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Word History


back-formation from luminescent

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of luminesce was in 1896

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“Luminesce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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