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

1.

Playing on the surface; touching lightly; gliding over.

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

2.

Twinkling or gleaming; fickering.

"The lambent purity of the stars."

W. Irving.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.