- (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
Synonyms for incandescent
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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 for incandescent
C18: from Latin incandescere to become hot, glow, from in- ² + candescere to grow bright, from candēre to be white; see candid
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