Pronounced: un-WON-tid, adj
Notes: This word is a bit of a cheat; I do happen to know the word, but I don’t think it is well known. However, I did not know if well enough to pronounce it properly.
The word lambent means
- dealing lightly and gracefully with a subject; brilliantly playful
- running or moving lightly over a surface
- softly bright or radiant
Our word came into English in the mid-1600s
Background / Comments
Our word came from the Latin word lambent-, a stem of lambēns (lapping), which is the present participle of lambere (to lick; to wash — used of fire or water).