incandescent incandescent  /ˌɪn kən ˈdɛ sənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) emitting light as a result of being heated
  2. (adj) characterized by ardent emotion or intensity or brilliance

Usage(s):

  • It was an incandescent performance and she got a standing ovation after it got over.

News

  1. New generation of LED bulbs a bright idea for your home

    In its first hundred years, the light bulb didn’t change that much. But now, you might not even recognize what some bulbs look like. The latest generation of bulb is the LED, or light-emitting diode. These new bulbs are dimmable, use about 80% less electricity than incandescent bulbs, and last 25 years. These are different than earlier CFL (compact fluorescent) bulbs in that they don’t contain ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KING5 Seattle

  2. James Gandolfini and TV changed each other

    James Gandolfini, who died suddenly on Wednesday night in Rome, changed television. And television changed him. The actor gave one of the most incandescent performances in the history of the medium as the violent, crass, and strangely conflicted boss of a New Jersey crime family in HBO's The Sopranos. Gandolfini's ferocious and fearless work inspired a flood of sup
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  3. The Lottery of Birth Is Like a Thought-Provoking Dinner Party

    Displaying incandescent theorizing yet lurching storytelling, The Lottery of Birth parses modern societies in a profound, haphazard manner. Watching it is like attending an erudite dinner—the conversation isn't preordained, but it's insightful nevertheless. A docu-essay, the film's ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Village Voice

Quotes

  1. "Like Australia, we should phase out incandescent lights by 2010," Arroyo said in her closing remarks at the Philippine Energy Summit.
    on Feb 5, 2008 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: FOXNews

  2. "In this bill, we ban by 2012 the famously inefficient 100-watt incandescent bulb," said Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., co-sponsor of that provision.
    on Dec 19, 2007 By: Jane Harman Source: Seattle Times

  3. "By that stage you simply won't be able to buy incandescent lightbulbs, because they won't meet the energy standard," Turnbull told local radio.
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Malcolm Turnbull Source: Reuters

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