Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to refulgence: effulgence, perduring


 (rĭ-fo͝ol′jənt, -fŭl′-)
Shining radiantly; resplendent.

[Latin refulgēns, refulgent-, present participle of refulgēre, to flash back : re-, re- + fulgēre, to flash; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

re·ful′gence, re·ful′gen·cy n.
re·ful′gent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.refulgence - the quality of being bright and sending out rays of lightrefulgence - 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


[rɪˈfʌldʒəns] Nrefulgencia f


n (liter)Strahlen nt
References in classic literature ?
But not for long, for see in the west there is a glow, then come rays of silver light, and at last the full and glorious moon lights up the plain and shoots its gleaming arrows far and wide, filling the earth with a faint refulgence.
29) This radiance is the intelligibility of order even at the level of sense perception, the refulgence of act that reveals itself in the orderliness of the matter itself.
40 (7f 1yds, PS3,500 added): 1 WORLD'S GREATEST (USA) (S M Levey) 7-2; 2 ZEBEDEE'S GIRL (IRE) 8-1; 3 REFULGENCE (FR) 10-1.
On this occasion, there are no chill scuds of mid-spring on the shore of the gray Atlantic, as when Hester confronts Chillingworth in chapter 14, but rather the warm, flower-spangled, sun-dappled refulgence of the forest in May.
By the time you read this editorial, of course, Reason Papers, Volume 35, Number 1 will at last be online, and we, too, will be back among the living--drawing the breath of life in what remains of the refulgence of summer.
But in the refulgence of the present hour her past life, so distinct until then, faded away completely, and she almost doubted having lived it.
In place of Thy curse or anger descending on me I seek the refulgence of Thy face which dispels all darkness, and which sets right all worldly affairs.
The poem begins "long after moonset," but the beech-leaf still "reflects a tiny refulgence of stars" (1, 4).
Now in her sixties her voice lacks the refulgence heard on the Strauss orchestral song recordings she made for Chandos in the 1980s but her musical intelligence, phrasing and excellent diction are untarnished.