Definition of lucent in English:



  • Glowing with or giving off light.

    ‘the moon was lucent in the background’
    • ‘One of these was such a soft lucent pinky white as to appear almost transparent.’
    • ‘As a child, I would look out into the street and see other kids playing hackeysack, but I would also see the lucent outline of carriages streaming through their bodies like a breeze.’
    • ‘A glistening black stuffed crow is perched on the volume's edge, its splayed wings and claws eerily delineated against the lucent white pages.’
    • ‘Made of oak slats, it protects the offices' privacy, while throwing a changing pattern of lucent gold coloured stripes across the interior.’
    • ‘Feeling energetic still, I jogged down to Alta lake just as a lucent sun lay half hidden behind a three-thousand foot mountain.’
    shining, light, brilliant, vivid, blazing, dazzling, beaming, intense, glaring



/ˈlo͞os(ə)nt/ /ˈlus(ə)nt/


Late Middle English from Latin lucent- ‘shining’, from the verb lucere (see lucid).