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Meaning of LAMBENT

Pronunciation:  'lambunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  softly bright or radiant; "a house aglow with lights"; "glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent moon"; "a sky luminous with stars"
 

LAMBENT is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: aglow(p), bright, glowing, lucent, luminous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lam"bent\, a. [L. lambens, -enlis, p. pr. of lambere to
lick; akin to lap. See {Lap} to drink by licking.]
1. Playing on the surface; touching lightly; gliding over.
   ``A lambent flame.'' --Dryden. ``A lambent style.''
   --Beaconsfield.

2. Twinkling or gleaming; fickering. ``The lambent purity of
   the stars.'' --W. Irving.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aflicker, barely touching, beaming, bickering, blinking, brilliant, dancing, effulgent, flashing, flickering, flickery, flicky, fluttering, fluttery, incandescent, lucent, luminous, lustrous, playing, playing lightly over, quivering, quivery, radiant, refulgent, stroboscopic, wavering, wavery
 

 

 

 

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