re-fulgent

refulgent

[ri-fuhl-juhnt]
adjective
shining brightly; radiant; gleaming: Crystal chandeliers and gilded walls made the opera house a refulgent setting for the ball.

Origin:
1500–10; < Latin refulgent- (stem of refulgēns, present participle of refulgēre to radiate light). See re-, fulgent

refulgence, refulgency, refulgentness, noun
refulgently, adverb
unrefulgent, adjective
unrefulgently, adverb
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refulgent (rɪˈfʌldʒənt)
 
adj
literary shining, brilliant, or radiant
 
[C16: from Latin refulgēre to shine brightly, from re- + fulgēre to shine]
 
re'fulgence
 
n
 
re'fulgency
 
n
 
re'fulgently
 
adv

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refulgent
c.1500, from L. refulgentem (nom. refulgens), prp. of refulgere "flash back, shine brilliantly," from re- "back" + fulgere "to shine" (see bleach).
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