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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Softly radiant. Also: Flickering.

Usage examples (35)
  • The lambent flame of the candle lit the room dimly.
  • Adjective : lambent tongues of flame. ,lambent wit. ,a lambent light
  • When he shot the sun at noon, the glow of achievement wrapped him in lambent flame.
  • They have a taste of native earth, beautifully rarefied: to change the metaphor, they illuminate the page with a kind of lambent common sense. for more
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