Definition of refulgent in English:

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refulgent

Pronunciation: /rəˈfəljənt/

adjective

literary
Shining brightly: refulgent blue eyes
More example sentences
  • It's vivid, refulgent work from set designer David Rockwell and lighting designer Kenneth Posner, and a perfect introduction to a charging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman that starts out bold and grabby and never lets up.
  • In this refulgent summer, it has been a luxury to draw the breath of life. The grass grows, the buds burst, the meadow is spotted with fire and gold in the tint of flowers.
  • I stepped outside under a refulgent sky, and I saw a tiny yellow-brown bird fly over the house into an oak.

Derivatives

refulgence

Pronunciation: /rəˈfəlj(ə)ns/
noun
Example sentences
  • Against a sky of blackness, where pride is abundant and magnanimity scarce, that little man, that mediocre personage, shines with uncommon refulgence.
  • The performances can be a little hoarse - a certain tonal refulgence is lacking here - but they don't get in the way of the music.
  • She could feel the entire theater's eyes on her; she knew that every one of those beginning theatre students was jealous of her talent, her energy, her grace, her pure refulgence onstage.

refulgently

adverb
Example sentences
  • Among the extroverts, Oscar Wilde is refulgently here, of course, along with Dr Johnson, much Hazlitt and the two Samuel Butlers.

Origin

Late 15th century: from Latin refulgent- 'shining out', from the verb refulgere, from re- (expressing intensive force) + fulgere 'to shine'.

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