adjective ray·on·nant \ˈrāənənt\

Definition of rayonnant

  1. 1 :  depicted with rays darting forth —used especially in heraldry a sun rayonnant

  2. 2 :  characterized by the use of radiating lines (as in window tracery) —used of a French Gothic architectural style of the 14th century

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Origin and Etymology of rayonnant

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

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