noun Etymology: Late Latin effulgentia, from Latin effulgent-, effulgens, present participle of effulgēre to shine forth, from ex- + fulgēre to shine — more at fulgent Date: 1667 radiant splendor ; brillianceeffulgent adjective

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  • Effulgence — Ef*ful gence, n. The state of being effulgent; extreme brilliancy; a flood of light; great luster or brightness; splendor. [1913 Webster] The effulgence of his glory abides. Milton. [1913 Webster] The bright and the balmy effulgence of morn.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effulgence — [e ful′jəns, iful′jens] n. 〚< L effulgere, prp. of effulgere < ex , forth + fulgere, to shine: see FLAGRANT〛 great brightness; radiance; brilliance effulgent adj. * * * ef·ful·gence (ĭ fo͝olʹjəns, ĭ fŭlʹ ) n. A brilliant radiance. * * * …   Universalium

  • effulgence — [efylʒɑ̃s] n. f. ÉTYM. 1863, Baudelaire; du lat. effulgens, p. prés. de effulgere. → Effulger. ❖ ♦ Littér. et rare. Lueur, clarté. 0 Ses retraites du bois se remplissent (…) de rayons jaunes, d effulgences rosées. Baudelaire, le Peintre de la vie …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • effulgence — 1660s, from L.L. effulgentia (from L. effulgentum; see EFFULGENT (Cf. effulgent)) + CE (Cf. ce) …   Etymology dictionary

  • effulgence — [e ful′jəns, iful′jens] n. [< L effulgere, prp. of effulgere < ex , forth + fulgere, to shine: see FLAGRANT] great brightness; radiance; brilliance effulgent adj …   English World dictionary

  • effulgence — noun A state of being bright and radiant, splendor, brilliance. He stood for a moment taking in the effulgence …   Wiktionary

  • effulgence — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. radiance, blaze, luster; see light 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • effulgence — ef·ful·gence || ɪ fÊŒldÊ’É™ns n. brilliance, splendor, radiance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • effulgence — n. Brilliancy, lustre, splendor, brightness, radiance, refulgence …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • effulgence — noun (U) literary brightness of light effulgent adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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