: depicted with rays darting forth
used especially in heraldry
a sun rayonnant
: characterized by the use of radiating lines (as in window tracery)
used of a French Gothic architectural style of the 14th century

Word History


French, from present participle of rayonner to radiate, from Middle French, from rayon ray

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“Rayonnant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rayonnant. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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