Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, mid-18th century
Shining brightly; radiant.
(Of a person or their expression) Emanating joy or goodness.
Examples of Effulgent in a sentence
"The spotlight shot its effulgent beam right to the middle of the stage."
"As they said their wedding vows, they looked at each other with effulgent glances."
This shining adjective can refer to a literal glow of light, or it can be more figurative. Think of beaming happiness, or an effulgent personality that radiates kindness. It comes from the Latin "effulgent," meaning "shining brightly."
Did you Know?
Effulgent is an adjective that can also transform into other parts of speech — "effulgence" is the noun form, meaning "a quality of brilliance." "Effulgently" is the adverb, and "ineffulgent" is the exact opposite of glowing beauty.