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[lam-buh n-see]
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noun, plural lam·ben·cies for 2.
  1. the quality of being lambent.
  2. something that is lambent.

Origin of lambency

First recorded in 1810–20; lamb(ent) + -ency
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Examples from the Web for lambency

Historical Examples

  • They were both rayless and strangely—lightless; they threw no shadows nor did their lambency lessen the dimness.

    The Metal Monster

    A. Merritt

Word Origin and History for lambency


1817, from lambent + -cy.

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