Definitions of incandescence

  1. the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A white heat, or the glowing or luminous whiteness of a body caused by intense heat. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. White heat; glowing due to heat, as in an electric lamp. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A white-heat. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for incandescence

  1. In the cottonwoods' shadow beyond them tall white lilies grew, and the rollers of the southern ocean, flaming dazzlingly, dissolved into spouts of incandescence upon a crescent of silver sand below. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  2. The mists rolled back like a curtain, the shadows fled, and the snow, throwing off its deathly pallor, put on splendors of incandescence to greet the returning day. – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss