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Webster 1913 Edition


Luculent

Lu′cu-lent

,
Adj.
[L.
luculentus
, from
lux
,
lucis
, light.]
1.
Lucid; clear; transparent.
Thomson.
2.
Clear; evident; luminous.
“ Most luculent testimonies.”
Hooker.
3.
Bright; shining in beauty.
[Obs.]
Most debonair and
luculent
lady.
B. Jonson.

Webster 1828 Edition


Luculent

LU'CULENT

,
Adj.
[L. luculentus, from luceo, to shine.]
1.
Lucid; clear; transparent; as luculent rivers.
2.
Clear; evident; luminous.
The most luculent testimonies that the christian religion hath.

Definition 2022


luculent

luculent

English

Adjective

luculent (comparative more luculent, superlative most luculent)

  1. (now rare) Shining, brilliant.
  2. (obsolete) Of language, speeches etc: lucid, brilliantly clear.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, I.iv.1:
      Cleombrotus Ambraciotes persuaded I know not how many hundreds of his auditors, by a luculent oration he made of the miseries of this, and happiness of that other life, to precipitate themselves […].