Radiant is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of radiant, followed by 34 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - radiating or as if radiating light
EXAMPLES - Radiant in a Sentence
- Perseids the radiant is the constellation Perseus. (source)
- It is commonly called radiant heat; invisible radiant heat. (source)
- Hey, I have a solution, and is known as radiant floor heating. (source)
- You burn with a kind of radiant heat that both soothes and excites. (source)
- These people say that light is a part of the kind of energy called radiant energy. (source)
- The higher this point, called the radiant, the more meteors appear all over the sky. (source)
- "Well, no wonder Uncle Darcy looked so happy," she thought, recalling his radiant face. (source)
- The radiant is the point in the general direction that the meteors seem to be coming from. (source)
- Hewson opened the note, and read it with an expression which can only be described as a radiant frown. (source)
- She could see it in her face, in the expression of radiant pleasure that glowed like firelight in her eyes. (source)
- '' 'i s any form of energy that is released in the form of subatomic particles or waves (also known as radiant energy). (source)
- The centre, called the radiant point, of these November meteors is situated in Leo; that of the August meteors in Perseus. (source)
- Radiation is any form of energy that is released in the form of subatomic particles or waves (also known as radiant energy). (source)
- Thus, home heating is primarily about radiation and convection, known as radiant heating and forced air heating, respectively. (source)
- Dr. Osterman accidentally gets locked inside an intrinsic field test chamber where he is bathed in radiant light then vaporized. (source)
- The attraction of the so called radiant matter, regarded as a stream of metallic particles by the magnet, will not appear surprising. (source)
- This energy source was discovered by Nicola Tesla, which he called radiant energy, and observed that this energy behaved much like a gas. (source)
- The radiant is the place in the sky where the paths of shower members, if extended backward, would intersect when plotted on a star chart. (source)
- The oven, which the team also refers to as a radiant fryer, works by emitting wavelengths of radiant energy to precisely cook food products. (source)
- Mazarin did much the same with Richelieu himself, assuming, with admirable Italian suppleness, an expression radiant with joy and tenderness. (source)
- The place where the meteors will appear to be streaming from -- known as the radiant point -- is located below the star on the left side of the "w." (source)
- She quickly slipped the notes into her muff and recalled her radiant master from the ethereal spheres to which he soared, by laying her hand upon his shoulder. (source)
- Meteors can appear anywhere in the night sky, but during specific meteor shower events, they will tend to cluster around a single point in the sky called the radiant. (source)
- The Perseids may appear anywhere in the sky, but they will seem to originate from a point called the radiant in the constellation Perseus, which gives the meteors their name. (source)
- This is one way in which they try to objectify the psyche: as a kind of radiant, pseudo-materiality, imprisoned within objects and organisms, expressive of inner freedom or potency. (source)
- Four years older than he, she had the Julian look: golden hair, eyes with blue in them, high cheekbones, a lovely mouth, and an expression of radiant calmness that drew people to her. (source)
- GREEN TEA WASH is enriched with the most prized ceremonial green tea, potent anti-oxidants, licorice to soothe and essential amino acids to cleanse, this gentle wash leaves skin radiant and harmonious. (source)
- I saw how in the valley where I lived, where naught had hindered, their presence had drawn forth in luxuriance all dim and hidden beauty, a rarer and pure atmosphere recalled the radiant life of men in the golden dawn of the earth. (source)
- Imagine my concern upon seeing this in handouts from the Opera about Pieczonka:The Los Angeles Times praised Adrianne Pieczonka's role debut as Tosca with Los Angeles Opera in 2008 as "radiant," noting that "she sang with effortless purity and impeccable taste." (source)
- Cardinal de la Vallette instantly seized the sleeve of the King's mantle, and kissed it with all the ardor of a lover, and the young Mazarin did much the same with Richelieu himself, assuming, with admirable Italian suppleness, an expression radiant with joy and tenderness. (source)
- It's no accident that the film's bringer of death is repeatedly referred to as radiant and beautiful, fitting adjectives for Madsen, who glides around the set with a halo of bright gold hair curled tightly around her face, the stage lights reflecting off her pure white coat. (source)
- What we call radiant heat is simply transverse wave-motion, propagated with enormous velocity through an ocean of subtle ethereal matter which bathes the atoms of all visible or palpable bodies and fills the whole of space, extending beyond the remotest star which the telescope can reach. (source)
- Insulation, by reducing the amount of Eco-consultants are greening up the US by evaluating people's homes and lifestyles and offering advice on how to reduce their environmental impact George Bryson and Alina Sanchez flunked the test on Web for energy-efficient home products and found many companies selling something called a radiant barrier. (source)
- It is not to be presumed that any one whose opinion is worth the asking still thinks it possible that the old view may be the true one because the evidence is demonstrable against it, yet while the undulatory theory prevails there are not a few persons well instructed otherwise who still write and speak as though light has some sort of independent existence as distinguished from so-called radiant heat; in other words, that the heat and light we receive from the sun are specifically different. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 34 example sentences provided below is 53.0, which suggests that "radiant" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 17 synonyms for radiant.
beaming, brilliant, effulgent, gleaming, glittering, glorious, glowing, incandescent, lambent, lucent, lustrous, radiating, refulgent, resplendent, shining, sparkling, sunny
We have 8 antonyms for radiant.
cloudy, dark, dim, dull, gloomy, sad, sullen, unhappy
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of radiant from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Emitting heat or light.
- (adjective) Consisting of or emitted as radiation: radiant heat.
- (adjective) Filled with light; bright.
- (adjective) Glowing; beaming. See Synonyms at bright.
- (noun) An object or a point from which light or heat rays are emitted.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Radiating light and/or heat.
- (adjective) Emitted as radiation.
- (adjective) Bright, glowing or filled with light.
- (noun) A point source from which radiation is emitted.
- (noun) The apparent origin, in the night sky, of a meteor shower.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Emitting or proceeding as from a center; resembling rays; radiating; radiate.
- (adjective) Especially, emitting or darting rays of light or heat; issuing in beams or rays; beaming with brightness; emitting a vivid light or splendor.
- (adjective) Beaming with vivacity and happiness.
- (adjective) Giving off rays; -- said of a bearing
- (adjective) Having a raylike appearance, as the large marginal flowers of certain umbelliferous plants; -- said also of the cluster which has such marginal flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Darting, shooting, or emitting rays of light or heat; shining; sparkling: beaming with brightness, literally or figuratively: as, the radiant sun; a radiant countenance.
- (None) Giving out rays; proceeding in the form of rays; resembling rays; radiating; also, radiated; radiate: as, radiant heat.
- (None) In heraldry:
- (None) Edged with rays: said of an ordinary or other bearing such as is usually bounded with straight lines, the rays generally appearing like long indentations. See ray, 8.
- (None) Giving off rays, which do not form a broken or indented edge to the bearing, but stream from it, its outline being usually perfect and the rays apparently streaming from behind it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) radiating or as if radiating light