[ loo-kyoo-luhnt ]
/ ˈlu kyʊ lənt /
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We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of luculent
OTHER WORDS FROM luculentlu·cu·lent·ly, adverb
Words nearby luculent
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Example sentences 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)|Jules Bonnet
British Dictionary definitions for luculent
/ (ˈluːkjʊlənt) /
easily understood; lucid
bright or shining; glowing
Derived forms of luculentluculently, adverb
Word Origin for luculent
C15: from Latin lūculentus full of light, from lūx light
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