- shining brightly; radiant; gleaming: Crystal chandeliers and gilded walls made the opera house a refulgent setting for the ball.
Origin of refulgent
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Examples from the Web for refulgent
So saying, and bestowing upon the locksmith a most refulgent smile, he left them.Barnaby Rudge
It was past noon; the great sun shone out with refulgent glory.Saronia
It was not water, but new ice—smooth and refulgent as a mirror.Red Rooney
For six months of the year the sun is daily refulgent in the heavens, and sets evening after evening in all his glorious majesty.
In all his previous career so refulgent a day had never been his.The War With Mexico, Volume II (of 2)
Justin H. Smith
- literary shining, brilliant, or radiant
C16: from Latin refulgēre to shine brightly, from re- + fulgēre to shine
Word Origin and History for refulgent
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