What does lambent mean?

Definitions for lambentˈlæm bənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lambent.

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

  3. Origin: [L. lambens, -enlis, p. pr. of lambere to lick; akin to lap. See Lap to drink by licking.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lambent

    lam′bent, adj. moving about as if touching lightly: gliding over: flickering.—n. Lam′bency, the quality of being lambent: that which is lambent. [L. lambenslambĕre, to lick.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lambent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lambent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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