Part of speech: adjective

Made luminous by heat.

Part of speech: noun

Incandescence, incandescency.

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Usage examples "incandescent":

  1. Through the chink he had a clear view of a dirty hall, long, and lighted by a single incandescent lamp. - "Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist", John T. McIntyre.
  2. 1882- Edison's plant for incandescent lighting opened in New York City. - "Contemporary American History, 1877-1913", Charles A. Beard.
  3. Inequalities of surface, the rims of its craters, the tips of its peaks, gleam with an almost incandescent whiteness; and even the darker areas, the so- called lunar seas, pale to a clear, glowing gray. - "A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds. Vol.3 No.2", George H. Lowery..