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lambent

Line breaks: lam|bent
Pronunciation: /ˈlamb(ə)nt
 
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Definition of lambent in English:

adjective

literary
(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
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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

lambency

1
noun
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

2
adverb
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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