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[loo-kyoo-luh nt]
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  1. clear or lucid: a luculent explanation.
  2. convincing; cogent.
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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
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Historical Examples

  • After that he made a short, serious, as well as sincere and luculent confession.

    Letters of John Calvin, Volume I (of 4)

    Jules Bonnet

British Dictionary definitions for luculent


adjective rare
  1. easily understood; lucid
  2. bright or shining; glowing
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Derived Formsluculently, adverb

Word Origin

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