- shining brightly; radiant; gleaming: Crystal chandeliers and gilded walls made the opera house a refulgent setting for the ball.
Origin of refulgent
Related Words for refulgenceflash, glare, sun, radiation, window, lamp, ray, daylight, candle, bulb, glow, star, lantern, sunshine, brightness, brilliance, shimmer, sparkle, glitter, sheen
Examples from the Web for refulgence
Historical Examples of refulgence
If the children looked brilliant to Pop he did not reflect their refulgence.In a Little Town
Brock shone with a refulgence that bedimmed all expectations.The Husbands of Edith
George Barr McCutcheon
Then suppose that after twenty-four hours the sun should burst upon us in all his refulgence and glorious magnificence.Biography of a Slave
Her eyes were open now, and the refulgence falling around her from the burning cedar, seemed like the glory of heaven.Mabel's Mistake
Ann S. Stephens
La Petite Mer is in full view, the opposite shore lost in the refulgence of a reflected glow, as if it were the open sea itself.Rambles on the Riviera
- literary shining, brilliant, or radiant
Word Origin for refulgent
1630s, from Latin refulgentia "reflected luster, splendor," from refulgens (see refulgent). Related: Refulgency (1610s).