[ fuhl-juhnt ]
/ ˈfʌl dʒənt /
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shining brightly; dazzling; resplendent: fulgent patterns of sunlight.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of fulgent
1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin fulgent- (stem of fulgēns, present participle of fulgēre), equivalent to fulg- flash + -ent--ent
OTHER WORDS FROM fulgent
ful·gent·ly, adverbful·gent·ness, nounin·ter·ful·gent, adjectivesub·ful·gent, adjective
sub·ful·gent·ly, adverbun·ful·gent, adjectiveun·ful·gent·ly, adverb
Words nearby fulgent
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Example sentences from the Web for fulgent
And they reared her into fulgent maidenhood, as a white lily is reared on a fragile stem.The Devourers|Annie Vivanti Chartres
British Dictionary definitions for fulgent
/ (ˈfʌldʒənt) /
poetic shining brilliantly; resplendent; gleaming
Derived forms of fulgentfulgently, adverb
Word Origin for fulgent
C15: from Latin fulgēre to shine, flash
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