luculent

[loo-kyoo-luh nt]
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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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luculent

adjective rare
  1. easily understood; lucid
  2. 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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