Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being lambent; that which is lambent; a lambent gleam.

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  • noun The property of being lambent, brightness.

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  • noun an appearance of reflected light

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Examples

  • The ferry station, a floating wooden structure painted blue and white, creaked on currents glinting with the copper lambency of the expiring day.

    Escape to Old Russia

  • The ferry station, a floating wooden structure painted blue and white, creaked on currents glinting with the copper lambency of the expiring day.

    Escape to Old Russia

  • Suddenly the whole delta shape of the craft flashed purple and a beam lanced down onto the Pathfinder enveloping it in a surreal lambency.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Like a cloud moving across the sun, sadness dimmed the lambency in her eyes.

    Ricochet

  • Suddenly the whole delta shape of the craft flashed purple and a beam lanced down onto the Pathfinder enveloping it in a surreal lambency.

    THE DUST OF OTHER DAYS

  • They were both rayless and strangely — lightless; they threw no shadows nor did their lambency lessen the dimness.

    The Metal Monster

  • At first all that I could see was a space filled with the saffron lambency.

    The Metal Monster

  • Not the stuff of beauty, not even the body of beauty, but a lambency, the warm, white flame of a single life, revealing itself in contours that one might touch: a body!

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • Now there was a movement — far, far away; a concentrating of the lambency; the dead-alive swayed, oscillated, separated — forming a long lane against whose outskirts they crowded with avid, hungry insistence.

    The Moon Pool

  • One pulsed and spiralled in its evilly glorious lambency of sparkling plumes.

    The Moon Pool

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  • "First burned in my mind with pure lambency ten years ago". Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm.

    February 15, 2013