luminous


lu·mi·nous

adjective \ˈlü-mə-nəs\

: producing or seeming to produce light

: filled with light : brightly lit

: very bright in color

Full Definition of LUMINOUS

1
a :  emitting or reflecting usually steady, suffused, or glowing light
b :  of or relating to light or to luminous flux
2
:  bathed in or exposed to steady light <luminous with sunlight>
4
:  shining, illustrious <a luminous film star> <a luminous performance>
lu·mi·nous·ly adverb
lu·mi·nous·ness noun

Examples of LUMINOUS

  1. I saw the cat's luminous eyes in my car's headlights.
  2. a watch with a luminous dial
  3. The room was luminous with sunlight.

Origin of LUMINOUS

Middle English, from Latin luminosus, from lumin-, lumen
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with LUMINOUS

lu·mi·nous

adjective \ˈlü-mə-nəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LUMINOUS

1
: emitting or reflecting usually steady, suffused, or glowing light
2
: of or relating to light or to luminous flux

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