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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In the manner of something exhibiting or characterized by emission of light without burning or by very slow burning without appreciable heat

Usage examples (13)
  • Algae, it was noted, could also glow phosphorescently.
  • His fingernails glow phosphorescently white in the evening.
  • His skin shone phosphorescently, and his hair was plastered across his forehead.
  • Zouave corps, brilliant in crimson and gold, sprang up, phosphorescently, in his wake, making bright the track of his journey. for more
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