What does the word effulgence mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Effulgent.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A shining forth brilliantly; brightness; splendor.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Effulgencely.

Usage examples for effulgence

  1. She sat holding it in her hand, while the music penetrated her whole being like an effulgence, warming and brightening the dark places of her soul. – The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  2. However, His Effulgence will most graciously deign to speak to your commander tomorrow. – Despoilers of the Golden Empire by Gordon Randall Garrett
  3. We are able only to perceive the effulgence of brilliant suns scattered throughout the regions of space; but besides those, there are doubtless many faintly luminous orbs and opaque bodies of vast dimensions occupying regions unknown to us, but by a knowledge of the existence of which an enlarged conception is conveyed to our minds of the greatness of the universe. – The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' by Thomas Orchard