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Part of speech: noun

A shining forth brilliantly; brightness; splendor.

Part of speech: adverb


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Usage examples "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", Kate Chopin.
  2. However, His Effulgence will most graciously deign to speak to your commander tomorrow. - "Despoilers of the Golden Empire", 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'", Thomas Orchard.