An incandescent light bulb.
A light bulb that creates light when heat passes through a filament is an example of an incandescent light.
- glowing with intense heat; red-hot or, esp., white-hot
- very bright; shining brilliantly; gleaming
- of or having to do with lighting by means of incandescent lamps
Origin of incandescentClassical Latin incandescens, present participle of incandescere: see in- and candescent
- Emitting visible light as a result of being heated.
- Shining brilliantly; very bright. See Synonyms at bright.
- Characterized by ardent emotion, intensity, or brilliance: an incandescent performance.
- Of or relating to a light bulb containing a filament that is heated to incandescence by an electric current.
- An incandescent light bulb.
- A lamp that is fitted with an incandescent light bulb.
(comparative more incandescent, superlative most incandescent)
- An incandescent lamp or bulb