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From Latin lūculentus, from lūx (light).


luculent (comparative more luculent, superlative most luculent)

  1. (now rare) Shining, brilliant.
  2. (obsolete) Of language, speeches etc: lucid, brilliantly clear.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, 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 […].