Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, mid 17th century
Examples of Lambent in a sentence
"The lambent flickering of the campfire lulled us all into a peaceful doze."
"Massage parlors try to use lambent light to soothe clients."
Lambent light might seem gentle and languid, but it travels at exactly the same speed as a bright, hot spotlight — about 300,000 kilometers per second.
Did you Know?
Lambent takes the figurative "licking" of flames to its literal roots — it comes from the Latin verb lambere, which meant to lick.