Examples of luminescence in a Sentence
the luminescence of the watch
we could see inside the cave even without a flashlight because of the luminescence coming from some of the fungus on the walls
Recent Examples of luminescence from the Web
The mountains and hills are at their prettiest now...the hardwoods, the pines, even the weeds take on a luminescence that will shimmer into summer, till the heat itself makes the landscape fade.
For all the darkness at its core — a darkness made literal in its ghostly conclusion — a bright light shines forth from it, the blazing luminescence of collective artistic achievement.
Before the race, Musco checks light levels by mounting a luminescence meter to a pace car and driving the course.
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Origin and Etymology of luminescence
First Known Use: 1889See Words from the same year
Synonymsblaze, flare, fluorescence, glare, gleam, glow, illumination, incandescence, light, radiance, shine
Related Wordsflash, glimmer, glint, glitter, scintillation, shimmer, sparkle, twinkle; daylight, moonlight, sunlight, sunshine; afterglow, aureole (or aureola), aurora, beam, halo, ray, shaft, streak, stream, sunbeam; glisten, gloss, luster (or lustre), polish, reflection, sheen
Near Antonymsblackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, duskiness, gloom, night, shadow
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