[syn: radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency]
3. an attractive combination of good health and happiness;
- Example: "the radiance of her countenance"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Radiance \Ra"di*ance\ (r[=a]"d[i^]*ans), Radiancy \Ra"di*an*cy\
The quality of being radiant; brilliancy; effulgence; vivid
brightness; as, the radiance of the sun.
Girt with omnipotence, with radiance crowned. --Milton.
What radiancy of glory,
What light beyond compare ! --Neale.
Syn: Luster; brilliancy; splendor; glare; glitter.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving
at a point on a surface [syn: radiance, glow,
2: the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
[syn: radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence,
3: an attractive combination of good health and happiness; "the
radiance of her countenance"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
104 Moby Thesaurus words for "radiance":
aura, blare, blaze, blaze of glory, blazing light, blinding light,
blitheness, blithesomeness, bright light, brightness, brilliance,
brilliancy, brilliant light, burst of light, charisma, cheer,
cheerfulness, cheeriness, cheery vein, coruscation, dazzle,
dazzling light, delight, diffusion, dispersion, effulgence,
emanation, envelope, eupeptic mien, flamboyance, flood of light,
fulgor, geniality, gladness, gladsomeness, glamour, glare,
glaring light, gleam, gloriousness, glory, glow, good cheer,
gorgeousness, halo, happiness, heavenliness, highlight,
hopefulness, illumination, illustriousness, incandescence,
irradiance, irradiancy, irradiation, joy, light, light source,
luminosity, luminous energy, luminousness, luster, magic, mystique,
nimbus, numinousness, optimism, phosphorescence, photosensitivity,
pleasantness, pleasure, radiancy, radiant energy, radiant splendor,
radiation, radius, ravishingness, ray, refulgence, refulgency,
resplendence, resplendency, rosy expectation, sanguine humor,
sanguineness, scattering, scintillation, shimmer, shine, sidelight,
sparkle, splendidness, splendor, splendorousness, splendrousness,
spoke, streaming light, sublimity, sunniness, twinkle,
visible radiation, vividness, warmth, winsomeness