Related to relucent: reluctant


Reflecting light; shining.

[Latin relūcēns, relūcent-, present participle of relūcēre, to shine back : re-, re- + lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]


archaic bright; shining
[C16: from Latin relūcēre to shine out, from re- + lūcēre to shine, from lūx light]


(rɪˈlu sənt)

shining; bright.
[1500–10; < Latin relūcent-, s. of relūcēns, present participle of relūcere. See re-, lucent]
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