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[ri-loo-suh nt]
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  1. shining; bright.
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Origin of relucent

1500–10; < Latin relūcent- (stem of relūcēns), present participle of relūcere. See re-, lucent
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Historical Examples

  • A thousand desires hotter than flame bound my eyes to the relucent eyes which only upon the griffon were standing fixed.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern Volume 11


British Dictionary definitions for relucent


  1. archaic bright; shining
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin relūcēre to shine out, from re- + lūcēre to shine, from lūx light
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