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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid 17th century


Glowing softly


Gently glimmering

Examples of Lambent in a sentence

"The lambent flickering of the campfire lulled us all into a peaceful doze."

"Massage parlors try to use lambent light to soothe clients."

About Lambent

Lambent light might seem gentle and languid, but it travels at exactly the same speed as a bright, hot spotlight — about 300,000 kilometers per second.

Did you Know?

Lambent takes the figurative "licking" of flames to its literal roots — it comes from the Latin verb lambere, which meant to lick.

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