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luster

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noun lus·ter \ˈlə-stər\
variants: or

lustre

Definition of luster

  1. :  a period of five years :  lustrum 2

Origin and Etymology of luster

Middle English lustre, from Latin lustrum


First Known Use: 14th century

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luster

noun lus·ter
variants: or

lustre

Definition of luster

  1. 1 :  a glow of reflected light :  sheen; specifically :  the appearance of the surface of a mineral dependent upon its reflecting qualities the luster of polished metal

  2. 2a :  a glow of light from within :  luminosity the luster of the starsb :  an inner beauty :  radiance

  3. 3 :  a superficial (see superficial 2a) attractiveness or appearance of excellence scandals have diminished his luster

  4. 4a :  a glass pendant (see pendant 1a) used especially to ornament a candlestick or chandelierb :  a decorative object (such as a chandelier) hung with glass pendants

  5. 5 chiefly British :  a fabric with cotton warp and a filling of wool, mohair, or alpaca

  6. 6 :  lusterware

lusterless

play \ˈlə-stər-ləs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of luster

Medieval French lustre, from Old Italian lustro, from lustrare to brighten, from Latin, to purify ceremonially, from lustrum


First Known Use: circa 1522

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luster

verb lus·ter
variants: or

lustre

Definition of luster

lustered

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lustred

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lustering

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lustring

play \lə-st(ə-)riŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to have luster :  gleam

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to give luster or distinction to

  5. 2 :  to coat or treat with a substance that imparts luster

Examples of luster in a sentence

  1. her pearl necklace lustered softly in the candlelight of the restaurant

Origin and Etymology of luster

see 1luster


First Known Use: 1528


LUSTER Defined for Kids

luster

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noun lus·ter \ˈlə-stər\
variants: or

lustre

\ˈlə-stər\

Definition of luster for Students

  1. :  the shiny quality of a surface that reflects light a pearl's luster



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