[ loo-kyoo-luh nt ]
/ ˈlu kyʊ lənt /
clear or lucid: a luculent explanation.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of luculent
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin lūculentus bright, equivalent to lūc- (stem of lūx) light + -ulentus -ulent
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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