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shining; luminous; translucent: softly lucent as a rounded moon
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lucid – easily understood; comprehensible; rational or sane: He’s a muddled fool, full of lucid intervals.
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1. Giving off light; luminous.
2. Translucent; clear.
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brilliant, shining, or translucent
[C16: from Latin lūcēns, present participle of lūcēre to shine]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. shining with light.
2. translucent; clear.
[1490–1500; < Latin lūcent-, s. of lūcēns, present participle of lūcēre to shine; see lucid]
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|Adj.||1.||lucent - 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"
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