Definition of refulgent in English:



  • Shining very brightly.

    ‘refulgent blue eyes’
    • ‘For lovers of forgotten Romantic symphonies, this is a treat, even if the interpretations could have been a bit more joyous and the orchestral playing more refulgent.’
    • ‘I stepped outside under a refulgent sky, and I saw a tiny yellow-brown bird fly over the house into an oak.’
    • ‘In this refulgent summer, it has been a luxury to draw the breath of life. The grass grows, the buds burst, the meadow is spotted with fire and gold in the tint of flowers.’
    • ‘It's vivid, refulgent work from set designer David Rockwell and lighting designer Kenneth Posner, and a perfect introduction to a charging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman that starts out bold and grabby and never lets up.’
    • ‘One halo is refulgent, another radiates smoke or vapors, and a third appears to have been sprung from its perfectly circular tension so that it looks like a snake, a broken rubber band, a garden hose.’
    shining, light, brilliant, vivid, blazing, dazzling, beaming, intense, glaring
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Late 15th century: from Latin refulgent- ‘shining out’, from the verb refulgere, from re- (expressing intensive force) + fulgere ‘to shine’.