incandescent
[ in-kuhn-des-uhnt ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
late 18th century; French from Latin incandescent- "glowing," from the verb incandescere, from in- (expressing intensive force) + candescere "become white" (from candidus "white")
Synonyms
    1.
  • white-hot brilliant
    2.
  • radiant shining brilliant
Antonyms
    1.
  • cold dull dark icy blue
    2.
  • dim dark unlit
Definition
1. glowing or white with heat
2. intensely bright; brilliant
Examples
1. A) He was mesmerized by the incandescent light of the candle. B) The light of the sun in space can only be described as incandescent.
2. A) The band was positively glowing in the incandescent spotlight. B) Her engagement ring was incandescent on her hand.
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