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1. Giving off light; luminous.
2. Translucent; clear.

[Latin lūcēns, lūcent-, present participle of lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

lu′cen·cy n.
lu′cent·ly adv.


brilliant, shining, or translucent
[C16: from Latin lūcēns, present participle of lūcēre to shine]
ˈlucently adv


(ˈlu sənt)

1. shining with light.
2. translucent; clear.
[1490–1500; < Latin lūcent-, s. of lūcēns, present participle of lūcēre to shine; see lucid]
lu′cen•cy, n.
lu′cent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lucent - softly bright or radiantlucent - softly bright or radiant; "a house aglow with lights"; "glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent moon"; "a sky luminous with stars"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"


Giving off or reflecting light readily or in large amounts:


adj (liter, poet)glänzend, strahlend; (= transparent)durchsichtig, klar
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