softly bright or radiant: a lambent light.
running or moving lightly over a surface: lambent tongues of flame.
dealing lightly and gracefully with a subject; brilliantly playful: lambent wit.
- lam·bent·ly, adverb
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How to use lambent in a sentence
There appears to be a lambent light at the end of the tunnel, yet cavalier attitudes towards the pandemic, particularly among younger people who, as a group, are under-vaccinated, resembles what we saw last summer just before the second wave.The U.S. COVID-19 Outbreak Is Still Bad—And It Could Get Worse | Chris Wilson | June 23, 2021 | Time
A lambent spotlight shines on each individual in his portraits, reminding the world of their forgotten existence.
Another has joined the band—a little shadowy form, with lambent eyes, and the smile of a seraph.Ruth Hall | Fanny Fern
Each stalk had turned into a tall, straight flame of lambent rose.The Second Latchkey | Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Suddenly, Mrs. Vansittart's eyes gleamed again with that lambent light so oddly at variance with her smile.The Pillar of Light | Louis Tracy
There was no suggestion of a body, only that majestic head crowned with hyacinthine locks and limned in lambent fire.The Doomsman | Van Tassel Sutphen
Crazed by the infernal round, unable to resist the fascination of the lambent flames, one of them sprang and fell into the fire.Snnica | Vicente Blasco Ibez
British Dictionary definitions for lambent
(esp of a flame) flickering softly over a surface
glowing with soft radiance
(of wit or humour) light or brilliant
- lambency, noun
- lambently, adverb
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