Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “radiance”

radiance

noun [U] uk   /ˈreɪ.di.əns/ us  

radiance noun [U] (HAPPINESS/BEAUTY)

happiness, beauty, or good health that you can see in someone's face: He was struck by the radiance of her smile.Beauty and attractiveness

radiance noun [U] (LIGHT/HEAT)

light or heat that comes from something: We basked in the radiance of the African sun.Quantities and units of light
(Definition of radiance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of radiance?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “radiance” in other dictionaries

Translations of “radiance”

Word of the Day

flair

natural ability to do something well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More