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luculent

[ loo-kyoo-luhnt ]
/ ˈlu kyʊ lənt /
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adjective
clear or lucid: a luculent explanation.
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Origin of luculent

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin lūculentus “bright,” equivalent to lūc- (stem of lux ) “light” + -ulentus, adjective suffix; see origin at light1, -ulent

OTHER WORDS FROM luculent

lu·cu·lent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for luculent

luculent
/ (ˈluːkjʊlənt) /

adjective rare
easily understood; lucid
bright or shining; glowing

Derived forms of luculent

luculently, adverb

Word Origin for luculent

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