Definition of effulgent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈfʌldʒ(ə)nt/


1Shining brightly; radiant.
Example sentences
  • Even in this instance, it shined through like the effulgent, yet blinding sun, eminently spreading the glow into the unsuspecting eyes of a person not protected by the shade of the trees.
  • In the night sky, nothing is brighter and more effulgent than the moon.
  • He who meditates becomes united with the effulgent Sun.
1.1(Of a person or their expression) emanating joy or goodness: standing there was my father with the most effulgent smile on his face
More example sentences
  • He inhabits one of those effulgent personalities that transcends whatever it is he is supposed to be doing, along with an ebullient fan base and a well-promoted ordinary blokiness that charms men and mums alike.
  • When I succeeded Archbishop Tutu many questions were being asked as to how this relatively unknown young man was going to fill the shoes of such an effulgent personality.
  • People used to explain me as an effulgent person.



Pronunciation: /ɪˈfʌldʒ(ə)ns/
Example sentences
  • It is not surprising that the majority of authors represented here experienced some form of exile during their lives, a radical disruption from the norm that allowed the effulgence of the black light to illuminate their work.
  • There was also light, an effulgence of light reverberating through every aspect of my being.
  • Her body seemed smaller in the sudden effulgence.


Example sentences
  • Much of this is highly entertaining, and the anachronistic one-liners are sometimes wonderful, sometimes effulgently absurd.
  • The Lord shines effulgently in the universe, so also the universe shines in the Lord.
  • As I told you in the beginning, God shines effulgently in the universe.


Mid 18th century (earlier (mid 17th century) as effulgence): from Latin effulgent- 'shining brightly', from the verb effulgere, from ex- 'out' + fulgere 'to shine'.

Words that rhyme with effulgent

fulgent, indulgent

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Line breaks: ef¦ful|gent

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