What does the word incandescent mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Made luminous by heat.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Incandescence, incandescency.

Usage examples for 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 by John T. McIntyre
  2. 1882- Edison's plant for incandescent lighting opened in New York City. – Contemporary American History, 1877-1913 by 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 by George H. Lowery.