[loo-kyoo-luh nt]


clear or lucid: a luculent explanation.
convincing; cogent.

Origin of luculent

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin lūculentus bright, equivalent to lūc- (stem of lūx) light + -ulentus -ulent
Related formslu·cu·lent·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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adjective rare

easily understood; lucid
bright or shining; glowing
Derived Formsluculently, adverb

Word Origin for luculent

C15: from Latin lūculentus full of light, from lūx light
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