- 1Sending out light; shining or glowing brightly: a bird with radiant green and red plumageMore example sentences
- The bright light was radiant with the morning rays of red, orange, pink, and gold, reflecting brilliantly on the glasslike water.
- Karya finally awoke to a weak light, nothing like the radiant shine in her now lost home.
- The contrast is brought across through imaginative use of light and radiant colours.
- 1.1(Of a person or their expression) clearly emanating great joy, love, or health: she gave him a radiant smileMore example sentences
joyful, elated, thrilled, overjoyed, jubilant, in raptures, enraptured, rapturous, ecstatic, beside oneself with joy, euphoric, deliriously happy, blissfully happy, in seventh heaven, on cloud nine/seven, delighted, joyous, pleased, happy, beaming, glowing, transported, in transports of joy/pleasure/delightAustralian • informal wrapped
- She was radiant and she smiled the most when she was with him.
- The sight of my mother, my beautiful, radiant mother, was more than I could handle while pregnant and without my eldest daughter.
- I'm fond of Mrs. Johnson, who has a gentle southern accent and a radiant expression.
- 1.2(Of an emotion or quality) emanating powerfully from someone or something; very conspicuous: he praised her radiant self-confidenceMore example sentences
splendid, magnificent, brilliant, dazzling, scintillating, coruscating, vivid, intense, beautiful, gorgeous, transcendent, resplendent, impressive, spectacular, striking, stunning, glorious, superb, majestic, great, breathtaking, ravishing, sumptuous, fine• informal splendiferous
- Its root cause - a sense of identity narrowly defined by the physical body and self-limiting thoughts and emotions - is transformed into radiant equanimity.
- Emanating radiant compassion toward all of her devotees, Ammachi is understood to be a manifestation of the Great Goddess on earth - a living Avatar.
- Rebecca still had that radiant confidence that we'd uncovered within her a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't help but feel proud knowing that we'd helped her to achieve it.
- 2 [attributive] (Of electromagnetic energy, especially heat) transmitted by radiation, rather than conduction or convection: plants convert the radiant energy of the sun into chemical energyMore example sentences
- Thermal energy from infrared, radiant heat sources has been used to treat chronic human wounds with decreasing frequency during the past 25 years.
- In the tandoor, the breads (necessarily flat in shape) are slapped onto the vertical wall, where they bake quite quickly by a combination of radiant heat and convection.
- There are many forms of energy, each of which can be classified into three categories: radiant energy, kinetic energy, and potential energy.
- 2.1(Of an appliance) designed to emit radiant energy, especially for cooking or heating: a radiant heaterMore example sentences
- This is the Hydronic radiant heating system that saves huge energy as well as money on heating larger areas of your home/office environment.
- A typical radiant heating and cooling system starts with a high-performance glazing system, integrated with light shelves and exterior shades as needed.
- Consequently, incubator care is associated with less insensible water loss, and lower fluid requirements, than nursing infants in open cots under radiant heaters.
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- 1.1 Astronomy A radiant point: don’t assume that you should stare toward the radiant to see the most meteorsMore example sentences
- The Perseid radiant will just be rising above the north-northeastern horizon around 9 PM.
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- If only all nature, all humanity were bathed in a rosy glowing radiancy and life for the future seemed naught but buoyancy and light.
- It was almost pure and absolute white, with delicate and slender curls and a shining radiancy that made my eyes widen.
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- He beams radiantly, reaches out to shake my hand, and says: ‘Welcome to Big Rock.’
- Looking radiantly healthy - in contrast to her wan mien of recent months - she lucidly defended herself the interviewers tried to extract an apology from her.
- Outwardly, Gina didn't seem troubled - she babysat for neighbors, wrote cute poems, and smiled radiantly for pictures.
late Middle English: from Latin radiant- 'emitting rays', from the verb radiare (see radiate).