Origin of lambent
Examples from the Web for lambent
A lambent spotlight shines on each individual in his portraits, reminding the world of their forgotten existence.
Their eyes are luminous and lambent, but it is a melancholy light.
At first I thought it was dead, but when I looked closer I saw a lambent fire in its amber eyes.Famous Modern Ghost Stories|Various
But Ooma turned away from the man, and looked through the window, with the lambent glare of a wild animal in his eyes.The Stowmarket Mystery|Louis Tracy
As a monstrous mirror to augment the radiance and multiply the lambent gleams, the speckless crust stretched on and on.The Law of the North (Originally published as Empery)|Samuel Alexander White
From about her neck and breast there shone what is known as a lambent flame which at times became tempestuous.The Cassowary|Stanley Waterloo
British Dictionary definitions for lambent
Word Origin for lambent
Word Origin and History for lambent
1640s, from figurative use of Latin lambentem (nominative lambens), present participle of lambere "to lick," from PIE root *lab-, indicative of smacking lips or licking (cf. Greek laptein "to sip, lick," Old English lapian "to lick, lap up, suck;" see lap (v.1)).