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"incandescent" in British English

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incandescentadjective

uk   us   /ˌɪn.kænˈdes.ənt/
  • incandescent adjective (QUALITY)

showingextremeanger or ​happiness: He was incandescent with ​rage. Her ​beauty had an incandescent ​quality to it. extremely good, ​special, or ​skilled: an incandescent ​performance/​career
incandescence
noun [U] uk   us   /-əns/
(Definition of incandescent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"incandescent" in American English

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incandescentadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌɪn·kənˈdes·ənt/
producing a ​brightlight after being ​heated to a high ​temperature: an incandescent ​light/​bulb
incandescence
noun [U]  us   /ˌɪn·kənˈdes·əns/
At ​night, Los Angeles ​looked like a ​vastcarpet of incandescence.
(Definition of incandescent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “incandescent”
in Spanish incandescente…
in Vietnamese nóng sáng…
in Malaysian pijar…
in Thai ร้อนขึ้น…
in French incandescent…
in German weißglühend…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灯, 白炽的,白热的, 极亮的…
in Indonesian pijar…
in Chinese (Traditional) 燈, 白熾的,白熱的, 極亮的…
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