Definition of lucent in English:

lucent

Line breaks: lu¦cent
Pronunciation: /ˈluːs(ə)nt
 
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adjective

literary
Glowing with or giving off light: the moon was lucent in the background
More example sentences
  • One of these was such a soft lucent pinky white as to appear almost transparent.
  • As a child, I would look out into the street and see other kids playing hackeysack, but I would also see the lucent outline of carriages streaming through their bodies like a breeze.
  • A glistening black stuffed crow is perched on the volume's edge, its splayed wings and claws eerily delineated against the lucent white pages.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin lucent- 'shining', from the verb lucere (see lucid).

Derivatives

lucency

noun
More example sentences
  • In form, proportion and lucency, the winter garden is a really pleasing space.

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