Thursday, July 30, 2009


lambent \ˈlam-bənt\ adjective: 1. playing lightly on or over a surface; flickering, 2. softly bright or radiant, 3. marked by lightness or brilliance especially of expression

Etymology: Latin lambent-, lambens, present participle of lambere to lick

You’ve probably heard lambent used to describe a brilliant, flashing or playful wit.

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