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Monday, October 03, 2005

Definitions for effulgence

  1. The state of being bright and radiant; splendor; brilliance.

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Citations for effulgence
The purity of his private character gave effulgence to his public virtues. ,
The setting sun as usual shed a melancholy effulgence on the ruddy towers of the Alhambra. Washington Irving, The Alhambra
Origin of effulgence
From Latin ex, "out of, from" + fulgere, "to shine." The adjective form of the word is effulgent.