Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Flashing like lightning; dazzlingly bright.

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  • adj. resembling a lightning flash; fulgurous

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Lightening.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Flashing, as lightning.
  • In pathology, with lightning-like rapidity: an epithet applied to the pains of locomotor ataxia, because of the suddenness of their appearance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning

Etymologies

Latin fulgurāns, fulgurant-, present participle of fulgurāre, to lighten; see fulgurate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The way She enunciated it brought Her fulgurant teeth to rest on Her lower lip as the upper lip rose slightly in the f; and then, for the u, Her lips parted as if for a kiss, and they stretched back into smiling as the lexeme culminated so regally in king.

    The Truth Will Out.

  • He conjured up a fulgurant ball of energy like a floating star shell and sent it wafting into the dark cleft.

    The Golden Torc

  • - L'internet a contribué et contribuera au développement fulgurant de l'anglais comme langue mondiale.

    Entretiens / Interviews / Entrevistas

  • It was too hot and wild and shy a thing, too passionately set in its course, too homesick for the white fulgurant heights of Heaven to negate itself at the behest of French society and conform to what the academicians declared to be "la vielle tradition française."

    Musical Portraits Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers

  • They may reach the summit of earthly glory and strive to seize the fulgurant prize that lured them on, only to find a penumbra -- the shadow of a shade.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10

  • Rousseau's letter on the theatre, it need hardly be said, is meant to be an appeal to the common sense and judgment of his readers, and not conceived in the ecclesiastical tone of unctuous anathema and fulgurant menace.

    Rousseau

  • Now, as died the fulgurant rage that had supported her, and her normal strength being exhausted, a sudden weakness intervened, and she couldn't but allow Mike to lead her to a seat.

    Mike Fletcher A Novel

  • In this forced Night, with fulgurant [168] flames,

    The Treasury of Sacred Song

  • This Polish psychologist -- a fulgurant expounder of Nietzsche -- finds in Chopin faith and mania, the true stigma of the mad individualist, the individual "who in the first instance is naught but an oxidation apparatus."

    Chopin : the Man and His Music

  • Compared to their fulgurant colour schemes the work of Manet, Monet, and Degas pales and retreats into the Pantheon of the past.

    Promenades of an Impressionist

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