ra·​di·​ance | \ ˈrā-dē-ən(t)s How to pronounce radiance (audio) \

Definition of radiance

1 : the quality or state of being radiant
2 : a deep pink
3 : the flux density of radiant energy per unit solid angle and per unit projected area of radiating surface

Examples of radiance in a Sentence

She had a youthful radiance about her. Her face glowed with radiance. the radiance of the rising sun
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First Known Use of radiance

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Radiance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiance. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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ra·​di·​ance | \ ˈrā-dē-əns How to pronounce radiance (audio) \

Kids Definition of radiance

: warm or vivid brightness

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