- 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
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Examples from the Web for luculent
After that he made a short, serious, as well as sincere and luculent confession.Letters of John Calvin, Volume I (of 4)
- easily understood; lucid
- bright or shining; glowing
C15: from Latin lūculentus full of light, from lūx light