Definition of lucent in English:



  • Glowing with or giving off light.

    ‘the moon was lucent in the background’
    • ‘As a child, I would look out into the street and see other kids playing hackeysack, but I would also see the lucent outline of carriages streaming through their bodies like a breeze.’
    • ‘One of these was such a soft lucent pinky white as to appear almost transparent.’
    • ‘Made of oak slats, it protects the offices' privacy, while throwing a changing pattern of lucent gold coloured stripes across the interior.’
    • ‘Feeling energetic still, I jogged down to Alta lake just as a lucent sun lay half hidden behind a three-thousand foot mountain.’
    • ‘A glistening black stuffed crow is perched on the volume's edge, its splayed wings and claws eerily delineated against the lucent white pages.’
    shining, light, brilliant, vivid, blazing, dazzling, beaming, intense, glaring
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Late Middle English: from Latin lucent- ‘shining’, from the verb lucere (see lucid).