Shining, brilliant.

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 [...].

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  • Luculent — Lu cu*lent, a. [L. luculentus, from lux, lucis, light.] 1. Lucid; clear; transparent. Thomson. [1913 Webster] 2. Clear; evident; luminous. Most luculent testimonies. Hooker. [1913 Webster] 3. Bright; shining in beauty. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Luculent — (v. lat.), lichtvoll, deutlich …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Luculent — Luculent, lat. dtsch., lichtvoll; kräftig …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • luculent — index comprehensible, lucid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • luculent — [lo͞o′kyo͞o lənt] adj. [ME < L luculentus < lux (gen. lucis), LIGHT1] 1. Rare bright; shining 2. clear to the understanding; lucid luculently adv …   English World dictionary

  • luculent — adjective Etymology: Latin luculentus, from luc , lux light Date: circa 1548 clear in thought or expression ; lucid < the interviewee was luculent and personable > • luculently adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • luculent — luculently, adv. /looh kyoo leuhnt/, adj. 1. clear or lucid: a luculent explanation. 2. convincing; cogent. [1375 1425; late ME < L luculentus bright, equiv. to luc (s. of lux) light + ulentus ULENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • luculent — lu•cu•lent [[t]ˈlu kyʊ lənt[/t]] adj. 1) clear or lucid: a luculent explanation[/ex] 2) convincing; cogent • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME < L lūculentus bright =lūc , s. of lūx light + ulentus ulent lu′cu•lent•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • luculent — adjective (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable writes in a limpid style lucid directions a luculent oration Robert Burton pellucid prose a crystal clear explanation a perspicuous argument • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • luculent — adj. clear, lucid, easy to understand; transparent …   English contemporary dictionary

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