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[rey-dee-uh n-see] /ˈreɪ di ən si/
noun, plural radiancies.
Origin of radiancy
First recorded in 1640-50; radi(ant) + -ancy
Related forms
nonradiancy, noun
subradiancy, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In daylight radiancy and equable colouring he is surpassed perhaps by Veronese.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 John Addington Symonds
  • And all this radiancy was directed towards the man in the window.

    From a Swedish Homestead Selma Lagerlf
  • Most of all, that man inspired fortitude by the hope that beamed in his eyes, and by the radiancy of his smile.

    Cord and Creese James de Mille
  • Now the windows were a-wash with showers; in a moment they were sparkling in a radiancy.

    Carnival Compton Mackenzie
  • "Her radiancy is pleased," the Governor reported, after duly translating this.

    A Tangled Tale Lewis Carroll
  • Glittering in radiancy, she held out in her hand a lump of gold.

  • She lifted up her eyes like one inspired, and the radiancy of her expression seemed to dazzle and blind me.

    Piccadilly Laurence Oliphant
  • Clouded is the brow of her bold brother, and dimmed is the radiancy of her budding sister's bloom.

    The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli
  • Cornelia would be present in all her radiancy; and who there would be more radiant than she?

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • The long dreary nights of the polar world are lit up by the glories of the magnetic auroras, joined to the radiancy of the snow.

    Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams

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