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luster

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noun lus·ter \ ˈlə-stər \
variants: or lustre

Definition of luster

:a period of five years :lustrum 2

Origin and Etymology of luster

Middle English lustre, from Latin lustrum

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luster

noun
variants: or lustre

Definition of luster

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 a :a glow of light from within :luminosity
  • the luster of the stars
b :an inner beauty :radiance
3 :a superficial (see superficial 2a) attractiveness or appearance of excellence
  • scandals have diminished his luster
4 a :a glass pendant (see pendant 1a) used especially to ornament a candlestick or chandelier
b :a decorative object (such as a chandelier) hung with glass pendants
5 chiefly British :a fabric with cotton warp and a filling of wool, mohair, or alpaca

lusterless

play \ˈlə-stər-ləs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of luster

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

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luster

verb
variants: or lustre

Definition of luster

lustered or lustred; lustering or lustring play \lə-st(ə-)riŋ\
intransitive verb
:to have luster :gleam
transitive verb
1 :to give luster or distinction to
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


LUSTER Defined for Kids

luster

noun lus·ter
variants: or lustre \ˈlə-stər\

Definition of luster for Students

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


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