lambency

[ lam-buh n-see ]
/ ˈlæm bən si /

noun, plural lam·ben·cies for 2.

the quality of being lambent.
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

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

Word Origin and History for lambency

lambency


n.

1817, from lambent + -cy.

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