- shining brightly; radiant; gleaming: Crystal chandeliers and gilded walls made the opera house a refulgent setting for the ball.
- literary shining, brilliant, or radiant
1630s, from Latin refulgentia “reflected luster, splendor,” from refulgens (see refulgent). Related: Refulgency (1610s).
c.1500, from Middle French refulgent or directly from Latin refulgentem (nominative refulgens), present participle of refulgere “flash back, shine brilliantly,” from re- “back” (see re-) + fulgere “to shine” (see bleach (v.)).