See lambency.

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  • lambently — adverb see lambent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lambently — adverb In a lambent manner, brightly …   Wiktionary

  • lambently — adv. in a lambent manner, flickeringly, shimmeringly (pertaining to fire, light, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lambently — lam·bent·ly …   English syllables

  • lambently — adverb : in a lambent manner …   Useful english dictionary

  • lambent — lambently, adv. /lam beuhnt/, adj. 1. running or moving lightly over a surface: lambent tongues of flame. 2. dealing lightly and gracefully with a subject; brilliantly playful: lambent wit. 3. softly bright or radiant: a lambent light. [1640 50;… …   Universalium

  • lambent — adjective Etymology: Latin lambent , lambens, present participle of lambere to lick more at lap Date: 1647 1. playing lightly on or over a surface ; flickering 2. softly bright or radiant 3. marked by lightness or brilliance especially of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brightly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. glitteringly, sparklingly, limpidly, lustrously, shiningly, glowingly, incandescently, luminously, effulgently, glisteningly, shimmeringly, radiantly, coruscatingly, glaringly, blindingly, gleamingly, splendidly,… …   English dictionary for students

  • lambent — [ lamb(ə)nt] adjective literary glowing or flickering with a soft radiance. Derivatives lambency noun lambently adverb Origin C17: from L. lambent , lambere to lick …   English new terms dictionary

  • lambent — /ˈlæmbənt / (say lambuhnt) adjective 1. running or moving lightly over a surface: lambent tongues of flame. 2. playing lightly and brilliantly over a subject: lambent wit. 3. softly bright: a steady, lambent light. {Latin lambens, present… …   Australian English dictionary

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