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Definition of "incandescent" []

  • Emitting visible light as a result of being heated. (adjective)
  • Shining brilliantly; very bright. See Synonyms at bright. (adjective)
  • Characterized by ardent emotion, intensity, or brilliance: an incandescent performance. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "incandescent" in a sentence
  • "Q It's been probably a couple of years since the President lamented the fact that they still have what he called incandescent bulbs in the White House."
  • "Yet your people have, as you well know, what they call incandescent lights everywhere."
  • "I would guess the filament in incandescent bulbs would be fried by a spike much more easily compared to fluorescent (gas)."