Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Emitting flashes of lightning.
  • adjective Emitting flashes similar to lightning.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lightning-like; appearing or acting like lightning.

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  • adjective Resembling a lightning flash; fulgurant.
  • adjective Full of lightning.

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  • adjective amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning

Etymologies

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

[Latin fulgur, lightning; see fulgurate + –ous.]

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From Latin fulgur "lighting".

Examples

  • She was tall, dark, sallow, lithe, with a strange moodiness of heart and a recessive, fulgurous gleam in her chestnut-brown, almost brownish-black eyes.

    The Titan

  • "The naturalists say they are generated in the sky by fulgurous exhalation conglobed in a cloud by the circumfused humor."

    The Book of the Damned

  • When it was all over, and the train, bearing the general foreman, had gone, Burke quieted down, but not without many fulgurous flashes that kept the poor Italian on tenterhooks.

    The Mighty Burke

  • She was tall, dark, sallow, lithe, with a strange moodiness of heart and a recessive, fulgurous gleam in her chestnut-brown, almost brownish-black eyes.

    The Titan

  • This was the theory of the learned Tollius, who in 1649 told the world that these chipped or smoothed stones were "generated in the sky by a fulgurous exhalation conglobed in a cloud by the circumposed humour."

    A History of the warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom

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