Lambent [lam-buh nt]
- Running or moving lightly over a surface: lambent tongues of flame.
- Dealing lightly and gracefully with a subject; brilliantly playful: lambent wit.
- Softly bright or radiant: a lambent light.
Origin: Latin (stem of lambēns) lapping, present participle of lambere to lick wash (said of water or fire); akin to lap