luciferous

adjective
lu·​cif·​er·​ous | \ lü-ˈsi-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce luciferous (audio) \

Definition of luciferous

: bringing light or insight : illuminating a luciferous performance of the opera

First Known Use of luciferous

1648, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for luciferous

Latin lucifer

Learn More About luciferous

Time Traveler for luciferous

Time Traveler

The first known use of luciferous was in 1648

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near luciferous

luciferin

luciferous

lucific

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for luciferous

Cite this Entry

“Luciferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luciferous. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!