Incandescent meaning

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Very bright; shining brilliantly; gleaming.
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The definition of incandescent is something that creates light when heated.

A light bulb that creates light when heat passes through a filament is an example of an incandescent light.

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Of or having to do with lighting by means of incandescent lamps.
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Emitting visible light as a result of being heated.
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Shining brilliantly; very bright.
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Characterized by ardent emotion, intensity, or brilliance.

An incandescent performance.

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Of or relating to a light bulb containing a filament that is heated to incandescence by an electric current.
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An incandescent light bulb.
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A lamp that is fitted with an incandescent light bulb.
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Glowing with intense heat; red-hot or, esp., white-hot.
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Showing intense emotion, as of a performance etc.
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An incandescent lamp or bulb.
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Origin of incandescent

  • From French incandescent, from Latin incandescens, from incandesco (“be heated, glow”), from in- (“intensifying prefix”) + candesco (“become white”), from candidus (“white”).
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