luminescent luminescent  /ˌlu mə ˈnɛ sənt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) emitting light not caused by heat

Usage(s):

  1. Men don plain white robes, but top them off with turbans in luminescent shades of yellow, red, orange and maroon.
  2. Nineteen Lancasters droned through the soft spring night, their dampened exhausts faintly luminescent.
  3. Ewing's guess: there are large amounts of luminescent organisms on the ocean floor.

News

  1. Nevada: Sin City’s Neon Museum shows off its signs at night

    The Neon Museum, where Sin City’s most iconic signs go to retire, has begun aiming more than 100 multicolored spotlights on its outdoor collection of 150 signs. The Las Vegas museum has fully restored a few signs, including new bulbs, and added nighttime tours so visitors could see the neon in all its luminescent glory.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

  2. Polymer structures serve as 'nanoreactors' for nanocrystals with uniform sizes, shapes

    ( Georgia Institute of Technology ) Using star-shaped block co-polymer structures as tiny reaction vessels, researchers have developed an improved technique for producing nanocrystals with consistent sizes, compositions and architectures -- including metallic, ferroelectric, magnetic, semiconductor and luminescent nanocrystals.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Polymer nanoreactors create uniform nanocrystals

    Using star-shaped block co-polymer structures as tiny reaction vessels, researchers have developed an improved technique for producing nanocrystals with consistent sizes, compositions and architectures – including metallic, ferroelectric, magnetic, semiconductor and luminescent nanocrystals.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. "We recorded it in late June and July," Smith, 35, said from her home in Nashville, shortly after returning from a 16-date national tour. "It was kind of strange. I brought in my little 15-inch luminescent silver tree that I put up every...
    on Oct 7, 2007 By: Mindy Smith Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "One luminescent American doing the right thing for the right reason," Brokaw said.
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Tom Brokaw Source: Providence Journal

  3. "She's one of the great actresses on the planet," says Leonard Maltin, film critic for Entertainment Tonight. "It's the kind of part that in lesser hands could be cloying or clichéd, but she never sinks to that level. She's luminescent in...
    on Jan 19, 2006 By: Leonard Maltin Source: USA Today

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