Definitions

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

  • n. A brilliant radiance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A state of being bright and radiant, splendor, brilliance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being effulgent; extreme brilliancy; a flood of light; great luster or brightness; splendor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shining forth, as of light; great luster or brightness; splendor: as, the effulgence of divine glory.
  • n. Synonyms Brilliance, Luster, etc. See radiance.

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

  • n. the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

Etymologies

From Latin ex- ("out of, from") and fulgere ("to shine"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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