Definitions for lambentˈlæm bənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lam•bentˈlæm bənt(adj.)

  1. running or moving lightly over a surface:

    lambent tongues of flame.

  2. dealing lightly and gracefully with a subject:

    lambent wit.

  3. softly bright or radiant:

    a lambent light.

Origin of lambent:

1640–50; < L lambent-, s. of lambēns, prp. of lambere to lick, (of water or fire) wash, play upon; akin to lap3


Princeton's WordNet

  1. aglow(p), lambent, lucent, luminous(adj)

    softly bright or radiant

    "a house aglow with lights"; "glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent moon"; "a sky luminous with stars"


  1. lambent(Adjective)

    Brushing or flickering gently over a surface.

  2. lambent(Adjective)

    Glowing or luminous, but lacking heat.

    The lambent glow of fireflies delighted the children.

  3. lambent(Adjective)

    Exhibiting lightness or brilliance of wit; clever or witty without unkindness.

    We appreciated her lambent comments.

  4. Origin: From lambens, present participle of lambo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lambent(adj)

    playing on the surface; touching lightly; gliding over

  2. Lambent(adj)

    twinkling or gleaming; fickering


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