Lambent


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Pronunciation: lam-bənt

Definition: brushing or flickering lightly over the surface; glowing or luminous, but lacking heat; exhibiting lightness or brilliance of wit

Usage: “the lambent glow of the fireflies filled the meadow”

“she’s always quick with her lambent comments”

Origin: Latin, ‘lambere’ (to lick), first known use, 1640s

Sources: Wiktionary, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, Online Etymological Dictionary

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