luculent

[ loo-kyoo-luh nt ]
/ ˈlu kyʊ lənt /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. lucretia,
  2. lucretius,
  3. lucrezia borgia,
  4. lucubrate,
  5. lucubration,
  6. lucullan,
  7. lucullean,
  8. lucullus,
  9. lucy,
  10. lucy stoner

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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British Dictionary definitions for luculent

luculent

/ (ˈluːkjʊlənt) /

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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