Part of speech: noun

The emission of light without sensible heat, or the light so emitted.

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Usage examples "phosphorescence":

  1. It was evidently that which had caused all the phosphorescence. - "Prose Fancies", Richard Le Gallienne.
  2. The shape of a great T, glimmering with a faint and limpid violet phosphorescence, it might have been, in shape and size, the palely shining shadow of the Keeper. - "The Metal Monster", A. Merritt.
  3. As for Victor, his face of leaden gray took on a tinge of green; he quaked with rage, and the glare he loosed on Lanyard made that young man wonder if he were mistaken in believing that the eyes of the prince shone in that dusky room with something nearly akin to the phosphorescence to be seen in the eyes of an animal at night. - "Red Masquerade", Louis Joseph Vance.