refulgence
noun Etymology: Latin refulgentia, from refulgent-, refulgens, present participle of refulgēre to shine brightly, from re- + fulgēre to shine — more at fulgent Date: 1634 a radiant or resplendent quality or state ; brilliancerefulgent adjective

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  • Refulgence — Re*ful gence (r?*f?l jens), Refulgency Re*ful gen*cy ( jen*s?), n. [L. refulgentia. See {Refulgent}.] The quality of being refulgent; brilliancy; splender; radiance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • refulgence — refulgent ► ADJECTIVE literary ▪ shining very brightly. DERIVATIVES refulgence noun refulgently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin refulgere shine out …   English terms dictionary

  • refulgence — See refulgent. * * * …   Universalium

  • refulgence — noun /ɹɪˈfʌl.dʒənts,ɹəˈfʌl.dʒənts,ɹɪˈfʌl.dʒənts,ɹəˈfʊl.dʒənts/ the quality of being refulgent; refulgency …   Wiktionary

  • refulgence — rɪ fÊŒldÊ’É™ns n. splendor, brilliance, radiance; quality of being radiant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • refulgence — n.; (also refulgency) Brightness, brilliancy, splendor, resplendence, lustre, radiance, effulgence …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • refulgence — re·ful·gence …   English syllables

  • refulgence — noun the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light • Syn: ↑radiance, ↑radiancy, ↑shine, ↑effulgence, ↑refulgency • Derivationally related forms: ↑refulgent (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Refulgency — Refulgence Re*ful gence (r?*f?l jens), Refulgency Re*ful gen*cy ( jen*s?), n. [L. refulgentia. See {Refulgent}.] The quality of being refulgent; brilliancy; splender; radiance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • refulgent — refulgence, refulgency, refulgentness, n. refulgently, adv. /ri ful jeuhnt/, adj. shining brightly; radiant; gleaming: Crystal chandeliers and gilded walls made the opera house a refulgent setting for the ball. [1500 10; < L refulgent (s. of… …   Universalium

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