fulgid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj fulgid having brief brilliant points or flashes of light "bugle beads all aglitter","glinting eyes","glinting water","his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent","shop window full of glittering Christmas trees","glittery costume jewelry","scintillant mica","the scintillating stars","a dress with sparkly sequins","`glistering' is an archaic term"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Fulgid Shining; glittering; dazzling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fulgid Flashing; glittering; shining; gleaming; dazzling: as, “fulgid weapons,”
    • fulgid Specifically In entom.; Of a bright, fiery red.
    • fulgid Of a reddish-brown diaphanous color with red reflections, as displayed on the wings of certain Hymenoptera.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Fulgid flashing
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. fulgidus,. See Fulgent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. fulgent, pr.p. of fulg─ôre, to shine.

Usage

In poetry:

On bruise and blood-hole, scar and seam,
On blade and bolt, he flung his fulgid beam:
His haloes rayed the very gore,
And corpses wore his glory-gleam.
"The Sick God." by Thomas Hardy