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Definitions of radiance

  1. an attractive combination of good health and happiness; "the radiance of her countenance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Alt. of Radiancy Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Brightness; splendor. Also, radiancy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Brightness; effulgence. radiancy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Brilliant brightness; lustre; splendour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for radiance

  1. Priscilla was lost in the bright dreams she was weaving, and looked up with the radiance of them still in her eyes at the two figures between her and the sunset. – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  2. Between house and barn, standing out black against the orange glow of the fire, was a group of women and children, while a few men, not more than a half- dozen it seemed, were wandering hither and thither in the radiance – Left Guard Gilbert by Ralph Henry Barbour