Lam"bent (?), a. [L. lambens, -enlis, p. pr. of lambere to lick; akin to lap. See Lap to drink by licking.]


Playing on the surface; touching lightly; gliding over.

"A lambent flame." Dryden. "A lambent style." Beaconsfield.


Twinkling or gleaming; fickering.

"The lambent purity of the stars."

W. Irving.


© Webster 1913.

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