Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Fulgent / Refulgence – Wordplay Wednesday™ 05/04/2022

Bursting through the Clouds in a Force of Nature!  

Better late than never, ya know, and we think your wait is worth it. ‘Cause we’re doubling down on this month’s Wordplay Wednesday! Two-for-one special in a spectacular show of light  ...

1) FULGENT (ʹfùl-jɘnt; 15c) adj. – 2) REFULGENCE (ri-ʹfùl-jɘns; 1634) n. – 1) dazzlingly bright : radiant; 2) a radiant or resplendent quality or state : brilliance. [WW-M #317]

It’s probable, those who follow the weather in-depth, and meteorologists who study and report its effects, will know this one well. Frequently assigned to electrical storms, lightning is often stunning in its refulgence.

The fulgent/refulgence duo work well in either fiction or nonfiction. In fact, anywhere you want to demonstrate brightly lit natural or artificial light, or want to describe a radiant persona.  

May's Monthly Song of Note ¯:
When I see the summer sun's brilliant rays bathing a dazzling dawn, Cat Stevens'
Morning Has Broken” is the perfect accompaniment. If only I could sing. It’s the feeling that counts though—the peace and appreciation of a spectacular breaking dawn and a meaningful song. Stevens’ fulgent tune hit #8 on WFIL/Philly’s May 15, 1972, music chart. It slipped from #6 the week before, beginning a slow slide back down the ranks.
Is Wordplay Wednesday/Penchant for Penning’s Song of Note
¯ for May the same as our Blast from Your Past’s, or its sibling site’s 39 and Holding Club? Of course not! We like to keep you entertained. And where can you see the whole music survey it’s culled from? Right here. Check ‘em out! You might find something you like ... 50 Years Ago this Month!
Mine is the sunlight | mine is the morning ...  

Word Challenge: FULGENT / REFULGENCE. Whichever context you need, color it bright, as you fit fulgent or refulgence into a dazzling month of inspired writings and casual conversations.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 

Cheers to learning a new word today!


Wordplay Wednesday is currently created for your literary pleasure every first Wednesday of each month. Thank you for stopping by! Learning knows no prejudices or boundaries, and it isn’t harmful to your health! Expanding your mind is a no-cost, simple joy. Do you feel that way too? What’s your inspiration? Share your creative genius and Wordplay Wednesday comments.

[LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books in her Blast from Your Past series (of three) about pioneering R&R Radio DJs. True behind-the-mic tales make GREAT Holiday and anytime Gifts available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon … The Psychedelic Seventies!]

LR Notes: 1) Dictionary definitions are quoted from Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary – Eleventh Edition, unless otherwise noted. Yes, we sometimes present them out of “official” context—but that’s half the fun! Think of it as “creative context.” 2) a] Recent dictionary additions to definitions include a date of first use, if known; b] words in small caps indicate “see also.” 3) Neither I (LinDee Rochelle) nor Penchant for Penning are responsible for how you use information found here, that may result in legal action.
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