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Definition of "lambent" []

  • Flickering lightly over or on a surface: lambent moonlight. (adjective)
  • Effortlessly light or brilliant: lambent wit. (adjective)
  • Having a gentle glow; luminous. See Synonyms at bright. (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 "lambent" in a sentence
  • "When he shot the sun at noon, the glow of achievement wrapped him in lambent flame."
  • "They have a taste of native earth, beautifully rarefied: to change the metaphor, they illuminate the page with a kind of lambent common sense."
  • "He gazes with growing fear and wonder at the lambent pattern of particle tracks, and struggles to absorb the full implications."