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albescent Syllabification: al·bes·cent
Pronunciation: /ˌalˈbes(ə)nt/

Definition of albescent in English:


chiefly literary
Growing or shading into white: the albescent waves on the horizon
More example sentences
  • ‘Lutescent ‘leaves will change from green to yellow, and ‘albescent‘leaves will turn from yellow to white.’
  • When this white albescent strip is missing on either a brown or blue then it is a Smoky.
  • Saturday's rain sluiced away the week's snowfall, which the balance of an albescent Sunday replaced.


Early 18th century: from Latin albescere 'become white', from albus 'white'.

Words that rhyme with albescent

acquiescent, adolescent, Besant, coalescent, confessant, convalescent, crescent, depressant, effervescent, erubescent, evanescent, excrescent, flavescent, fluorescent, immunosuppressant, incandescent, incessant, iridescent, juvenescent, lactescent, liquescent, luminescent, nigrescent, obsolescent, opalescent, pearlescent, phosphorescent, pubescent, putrescent, quiescent, suppressant, turgescent, virescent, viridescent
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