from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Easily understood; clear or lucid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Shining, brilliant.
- adj. Of language, speeches etc: lucid, brilliantly clear.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lucid; clear; transparent.
- adj. Clear; evident; luminous.
- adj. Bright; shining in beauty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bright; luminous; transparent.
- Clear; evident; unmistakable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
Ambraciotes persuaded I know not how many hundreds of his auditors, by a luculent oration he made of the miseries of this, and happiness of that other life, to precipitate themselves.
Gibbon for once arises from defect of information; and when in a note he observes that Mosheim "unfolds the causes with the judgment of a philosopher," while Fleury "transcribes and translates with the prejudices of a Catholic priest," himself gives a luculent example of the errors of philosophy, and of the often unsuspected approach of prejudice to truth.
Theodoric is one of the most luculent testimonies for that blending of fact and fancy in strictly historical times which people find it so difficult to believe, but which offers the key, and the only true key, for many of the most perplexing problems, both of history and of mythology.
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