effulgence


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ef·ful·gence

 (ĭ-fo͝ol′jəns, ĭ-fŭl′-)
n.
A brilliant radiance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.effulgence - the quality of being bright and sending out rays of lighteffulgence - the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
brightness - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
gleam, lambency, gleaming, glow - an appearance of reflected light
sheen, shininess, luster, lustre - the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
burnish, glossiness, polish, gloss - the property of being smooth and shiny
References in classic literature ?
By and by a delicate, spiritual sort of effulgence spread itself by imperceptible degrees over the loftiest altitudes of the snowy wastes--but there the effort seemed to stop.
The sun, darting his last rays beneath the masses of heaped-up cloud, adorned with a crest of gold the slightest inequalities of the ground below; gigantic trees, arborescent bushes, mosses on the even surface--all had their share of this luminous effulgence.
It is another sun--an entirely different sun--that casts its eternal noonday effulgence upon the face of the inner world.