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lambent


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lambent  \Lam"bent\,  a.  [L.  lambens,  -enlis,  p.  pr  of  lambere  to 
  lick;  akin  to  lap.  See  {Lap}  to  drink  by  licking.] 
  1.  Playing  on  the  surface;  touching  lightly;  gliding  over 
  ``A  lambent  flame.''  --Dryden.  ``A  lambent  style.'' 
  --Beaconsfield. 
 
  2.  Twinkling  or  gleaming;  fickering.  ``The  lambent  purity  of 
  the  stars.''  --W.  Irving. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lambent 
  adj  :  softly  bright  or  radiant;  "a  house  aglow  with  lights"; 
  "glowing  embers";  "lambent  tongues  of  flame";  "the 
  lucent  moon";  "a  sky  luminous  with  stars"  [syn:  {aglow(p)}, 
  {glowing},  {lucent},  {luminous}] 




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