What is another word for incandescent?

Pronunciation: [ˌɪnkɐndˈɛsənt] (IPA)

Incandescent is a word that describes something that emits light due to being heated to a high temperature. There are many synonyms for this word that can be used depending on the context, some of which include glowing, blazing, flaming, radiant, dazzling, brilliant, bright, and shimmering. These words can be used to describe the brightness of a light source, such as a bulb or a flame, or the attractiveness of a personality. When used in literature, these words can create vivid images of powerful heat sources or intense personalities. No matter the context in which they are used, the synonyms of incandescent can evoke strong emotions in the reader and bring a scene to life.

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What are the opposite words for incandescent?

The word "incandescent" is often associated with brightness and luminosity. Some antonyms for "incandescent" could be dull, dim, dark, or gloomy. These words describe a lack of brightness or light. Another set of antonyms for "incandescent" could be cool, cold, or icy. These words describe a lack of heat or warmth, conveying a sense of chilliness or frostiness. Additionally, the word "incandescent" implies a certain intensity or fervor, so antonyms could include mild, moderate, or tepid, suggesting a lack of passion or enthusiasm. Overall, these antonyms provide a diverse range of ways to describe the absence or opposite of the characteristics typically associated with "incandescent.

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Usage examples for Incandescent

He had understood it completely in the instant of glancing up and seeing that tiny brilliant blue-white point of light glare down at him through the incandescent cloud layers above.
"Gone Fishing"
James H. Schmitz
Then leaf by leaf it dropped its petals until only an incandescent core was left.
James Huneker
She kept as far behind Denham as she could, and walked stiffly after him into a room blazing with unshaded lights, which fell upon a number of people, of different ages, sitting round a large dining-room table untidily strewn with food, and unflinchingly lit up by incandescent gas.
"Night and Day"
Virginia Woolf

Famous quotes with Incandescent

  • Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry, More light. Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlight. Neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's field. Little tiny flashlights for those books we read under the covers when we're supposed to be asleep. Light is more than watts and footcandles. Light is metaphor. Light is knowledge, light is life, light is light.
    Andrew Schneider
  • Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated and perhaps forever talked to by God and his messengers.
    Brenda Ueland
  • Buffon produced in the fifty years from 1749 an ... one of the signal products of eighteenth-century science. ...He attempted to see nature as a whole, produced a vast synthesis and sought to give a picture of the history of the earth... [If] Newton had appeared to reduce the inanimate world to a system of law, Buffon... set his mind on a similar achievement, and even a wider one—comprising... biological phenomana and expanding into the realm of history. ...Along with Leibnitz he believed that the earth had once been in an incandescent state... part of the sun, but had broken away after a collision with a comet. He rejected the tradition that this globe was only six thousand years old and made an attempt to set out the periods or stages of its history; a time when mountain ranges were formed...a time when waters entirely covered... the globe... and a time when the continents came to be separated from one another. ...He held something like Leibnitz's idea that every plant and animal was composed of a mass of minute particles, each of which was a pattern of the whole individual; and this enabled him to explain the origin of living creatures without reference to an act of creation. He tried to show that no absolutely definite boundary existed between the animal and vegetable kingdoms. Nature always proceeds by nuances, he said.
    Georges-Louis Leclerc
  • I know that back in the twenties everyone who saw it judged John Barrymore's Hamlet to be unforgettable. Great though it was, I found his Richard III even more impressive. Barrymore's sinister, half-mad hunchback became incandescent as he gleefully anticipated his conquest of the Lady Anne. The genius of the actor contrived a slight but inspired alteration of Shakespeare's: 'Was ever woman in this humour wooed? Was ever woman in this humour won?' The change to 'Never was woman in this manner wooed; never was woman in this manner won' heightened the deviltry in Richard's gloating.
    Marc Connelly
  • A second sun blazed white and swelled visibly as he watched. What on Earth would have been—so many times —a climbing mushroom cloud was here in open space a perfect geometrical sphere, growing unbelievably. It swelled still larger, dropping from limelight white to to silvery violet, became blotched with purple, red and flame. And still it grew, until it blanked out the earth beyond it. At the time it had been transformed into a radioactive cosmic cloud Circum-Terra had been passing over, or opposite, the North Atlantic; the swollen incandescent cloud was visible to most of the habitable portions of the globe, a burning symbol in the sky.
    Robert A. Heinlein

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