From Latin lūculentus, from lūx (“light”).
luculent (comparative more luculent, superlative most luculent)
- (now rare) Shining, brilliant.
- (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 […].