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lucent

[ loo-suhnt ]
/ ˈlu sənt /
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adjective

translucent; clear.

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Origin of lucent

1490–1500; <Latin lūcent- (stem of lūcēns), present participle of lūcēre to shine. See lucid, -ent

OTHER WORDS FROM lucent

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Example sentences from the Web for lucent

  • How vividly it recalls a certain wild pool of strange, dim lucence where, for me, the trout would take no other lure.

    The Tent Dwellers|Albert Bigelow Paine
  • She gave herself time to adore the drapery, with its changes of meteoric lucence, before she rose and took it.

    Fennel and Rue|William Dean Howells

British Dictionary definitions for lucent

lucent
/ (ˈluːsənt) /

adjective

brilliant, shining, or translucent

Derived forms of lucent

lucently, adverb

Word Origin for lucent

C16: from Latin lūcēns, present participle of lūcēre to shine
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