lucent

[ loo-suh nt ]
/ ˈlu sənt /

adjective

translucent; clear.

Nearby words

  1. lucca,
  2. luce,
  3. luce, clare boothe,
  4. luce, henry robinson,
  5. lucency,
  6. lucently,
  7. lucern,
  8. lucerne,
  9. lucerne, lake of,
  10. luces

Origin of lucent

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

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British Dictionary definitions for lucence

lucent

/ (ˈluːsənt) /

adjective

brilliant, shining, or translucent
Derived Formslucently, adverb

Word Origin for lucent

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

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Word Origin and History for lucence

lucent

adj.

mid-15c., "shining, bright, luminous," from Latin lucentem (nominative lucens), present participle of lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)). Meaning "lucid, clear" is from 1820. Related: Lucently.

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