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rutilant

[root-l-uh nt] /ˈrut l ənt/
adjective
1.
glowing or glittering with ruddy or golden light.
Origin of rutilant
1490-1500
1490-1500; < Latin rutilant- (stem of rutilāns, present participle of rutilāre to glow red), equivalent to rutil(us) red, reddish + -ant- -ant
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  • Standing against the wall and blinking at the rutilant glare of the room, Goliath the dwarf waited nervously.

    Fantazius Mallare Ben Hecht
  • From the pit below came a rutilant groaning and sharp exclamations of pain and ecstasy.

    Painted Veils James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for rutilant

rutilant

/ˈruːtɪlənt/
adjective
1.
(rare) of a reddish colour or glow
Word Origin
C15: from Latin rutilāns having a red glow, from rutilāre, from rutilus ruddy, red
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