lambent, a word I cherish
from Merriam-Webster (and dictionaries are NOT the same):
Latin lambent-, lambens, present participle of lambere to lick — more at lap
1 : playing lightly on or over a surface : flickering
2 : softly bright or radiant
3 : marked by lightness or brilliance especially of expression
— lam·bent·ly adverb
Maybe, my sense is off. The morning light is silently still, not flickering.
And let me ask you: does anyone know why lights on lightposts always look like they are flickering when you look down at them on the ground from an airplane? An illusion? Or what?