Definition of lambent in English:

lambent

Syllabification: lam·bent
Pronunciation: /ˈlambənt
 
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adjective

literary
(Of light or fire) glowing, gleaming, or flickering with a soft radiance: the magical, lambent light of the north
More example sentences
  • In the wider connotations of the title it seems to me that the lambent flames can refer to non-technical themes.
  • The lifts had closed, the punters had gone, the domain was ours and a lambent, purplish light settled on the silent mountain.
  • Her fists clench, and he could have sworn that her eyes were blazing with fire, the lambent glow bathing him in an evil red light.
Synonyms
flickering, fluttering, incandescent, twinkling, dancing, radiant, brilliant

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin lambent- 'licking', from the verb lambere.

Derivatives

lambency

Pronunciation: /-bənsē/
noun
More example sentences
  • And what lambency - Audrey Benoit, Noémie Godin-Vigneau and Suzanne Clément look so good, I could sit and listen to their problems all day.

lambently

adverb
More example sentences
  • I retract it now; The rose, with its fantastic array of lambently glowing colours, its aural iridescence, is the swan-song of a great musical personality.

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