radiance

noun
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

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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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Top marks in the Laguna production go to McKenna Wells as the daughter, Sophie, who’s a peppy picture of youthful radiance. Tom Titus, latimes.com, "On Theater: ‘Mamma Mia!’ is the perfect remedy for whatever ails you," 11 July 2019 His voice was often in fine form, but the deeper radiance of his artistry — immediately obvious from recordings made in the 1960s and ’70s — was often dim, or altogether extinguished. Philip Kennicott, Twin Cities, "Even opera lovers should grit their teeth and watch this mediocre Pavarotti film," 14 June 2019 Welcoming one of life's most momentous milestones with an unapologetically strong and sensual attitude, Kunakey exudes serious radiance. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "This French Model’s Beach Snaps Are Pregnancy Body Confidence at Its Finest," 1 Feb. 2019 Among the vocal soloists, mezzo-soprano Siena Licht Miller stood out, thanks to the radiance and all-encompassing warmth of her sound. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Reviews: Jazz Institute’s 50th; Grant Park Orchestra’s ‘Missa Solemnis’; ‘Flower of Hawaii’," 30 June 2019 All of Tarte's best-selling products are available, such as its Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation, Rainforest of the Sea radiance drops, and Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter (which has thousands of rave reviews online). Glamour, "Tarte Is Having an Insane 70-Percent-Off Sale for One Day Only," 5 June 2019 The trend set off an artistic chemical arms race in which artists exposed themselves to new and trademarked materials in pursuit of the perfect radiance. Trevor Fraser, orlandosentinel.com, "Winter Park art museums have cure for summer doldrums," 2 July 2019 The treatment is supposed to boost radiance in your face and has been used by other A-listers like Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "What Is Circumcision? 9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Male Circumcision, but Should," 20 June 2019 His voice was often in fine form, but the deeper radiance of his artistry — immediately obvious from recordings made in the 1960s and ’70s — was often dim, or altogether extinguished. Philip Kennicott, Twin Cities, "Even opera lovers should grit their teeth and watch this mediocre Pavarotti film," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of radiance

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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radiance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of radiance

: a quality of brightness and happiness that can be seen on a person's face
: a warm, soft light that shines from something

radiance

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

Kids Definition of radiance

: warm or vivid brightness

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