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noun (1)

lus·​tring ˈlə-striŋ How to pronounce lustring (audio)


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noun (2)

lus·​tring ˈlə-st(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce lustring (audio)
: a finishing process (such as calendering) for giving a gloss to yarns and cloth

Word History


Noun (1)

modification of Italian lustrino

Noun (2)

lustring, gerund of luster entry 2

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1697, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lustring was in 1697

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Cite this Entry

“Lustring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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