Pronounced: a-PRISS-ih-tee, noun
Notes: This word has nothing to do with apricots (in case you were wondering)
The word effulgent means “shining forth brilliantly; radiant”
Our word came into English in the mid-1700s
Background / Comments
Our word comes from the Latin word effulgent, which traces back to ef- (out; thoroughly) combined with fulgēre (to shine).