lambent [lam-buh nt]
1. running or moving lightly over a surface: lambent tongues of flame.
2. dealing lightly and gracefully with a subject; brilliantly playful: lambent wit.
3. softly bright or radiant: a lambent light.
Origin: 1640-50; < Latin lambent- (stem of lambēns) lapping, present participle of lambere to lick wash (said of water or fire); akin to lap; see -ent
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