radiance

noun ra·di·ance \ ˈrā-dē-ən(t)s \
|Updated on: 26 May 2018

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

  1. She had a youthful radiance about her.

  2. Her face glowed with radiance.

  3. 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 Defined for English Language Learners

radiance

Definition of radiance for English Language Learners

  • : a quality of brightness and happiness that can be seen on a person's face

  • : a warm, soft light that shines from something


RADIANCE Defined for Kids

radiance

noun ra·di·ance \ ˈrā-dē-əns \

Definition of radiance for Students

: warm or vivid brightness


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