Definition of lambent in English:


Line breaks: lam|bent
Pronunciation: /ˈlamb(ə)nt


  • (Of light or fire) glowing, gleaming, or flickering with a soft radiance: the magical, lambent light of the north his eyes were huge and lambent in his starved face
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    • 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.



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  • And what lambency - Audrey Benoit, Noémie Godin-Vigneau and Suzanne Clément look so good, I could sit and listen to their problems all day.


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  • 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.


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

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