refulgent

[ ri-fuhl-juhnt ]
/ rɪˈfʌl dʒənt /

adjective

shining brightly; radiant; gleaming: Crystal chandeliers and gilded walls made the opera house a refulgent setting for the ball.

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Origin of refulgent

First recorded in 1500–10, refulgent is from the Latin word refulgent- (stem of refulgēns, present participle of refulgēre to radiate light). See re-, fulgent

OTHER WORDS FROM refulgent

re·ful·gence, re·ful·gen·cy, re·ful·gent·ness, nounre·ful·gent·ly, adverbun·re·ful·gent, adjectiveun·re·ful·gent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for refulgent

refulgent
/ (rɪˈfʌldʒənt) /

adjective

literary shining, brilliant, or radiant

Derived forms of refulgent

refulgence or rare refulgency, nounrefulgently, adverb

Word Origin for refulgent

C16: from Latin refulgēre to shine brightly, from re- + fulgēre to shine
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