adjective Etymology: Latin relucent-, relucens, past participle of relucēre to shine back, from re- + lucēre to shine — more at light Date: 15th century reflecting light ; shining

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  • Relucent — Re*lu cent (r? l? sent), a. [L. relucens, p. pr. relucere. See {Lucent}.] Reflecting light; shining; glittering; glistening; bright; luminous; splendid. [1913 Webster] Gorgeous banners to the sun expand Their streaming volumes of relucent gold.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • relucent — [ri lo͞o′sənt] adj. [L relucens, prp. of relucere: see RE & LUCENT] reflecting light; bright …   English World dictionary

  • relucent — nt adjective Etymology: Latin relucent , relucens, present participle of relucēre to shine back, from re + lucēre to shine more at light : reflecting light : radiant, refulgent, shining large, dark, relucent eyes set widely apart Compton… …   Useful english dictionary

  • relucent — /ri looh seuhnt/, adj. shining; bright. [1500 10; < L relucent (s. of relucens), prp. of relucere. See RE , LUCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • relucent — adjective shining with reflected light. The relucent lake glitteredsparkling playfullywith the hues of dusk …   Wiktionary

  • relucent — re•lu•cent [[t]rɪˈlu sənt[/t]] adj. shining; bright • Etymology: 1500–10; < L relūcent , s. of relūcēns, prp. of relūcere. See re ,lucent …   From formal English to slang

  • relucent — rɪ luːsnt adj. bright, brilliant, shining …   English contemporary dictionary

  • relucent — a. 1. Shining, luminous, lucent, bright, glittering, resplendent. 2. Bright, shining, eminent …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • relucent — re·lu·cent …   English syllables

  • relucent — /rəˈlusənt/ (say ruh loohsuhnt) adjective shining; bright. {Latin relūcens, present participle, shining back; replacing Middle English relusant, from Old French} …   Australian English dictionary

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