- (of light) produced by incandescence.
- glowing or white with heat.
- intensely bright; brilliant.
- brilliant; masterly; extraordinarily lucid: an incandescent masterpiece; incandescent wit.
- aglow with ardor, purpose, etc.: the incandescent vitality of youth.
Origin of incandescent
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Examples from the Web for incandescently
Now that we know Updike is dead, we will start to remember how incandescently and uniquely he was alive, just a short “while ago.”Writing Off Updike
February 1, 2009
- emitting light as a result of being heated to a high temperature; red-hot or white-hot
- informal extremely angry; raging
Word Origin and History for incandescently
1794, from French incandescent or directly from Latin incandescentem (nominative incandescens), present participle of incandescere "become warm, glow, kindle," from in- "within" (see in- (2)) + candescere "begin to glow, become white," inceptive of candere "to glow, to shine" (see candle).