lustrous

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adjective lus·trous \ ˈlə-strəs \

Definition of lustrous

1 :reflecting light evenly and efficiently without glitter or sparkle
  • a lustrous satin
  • the lustrous glow of an opal
2 :radiant in character or reputation :illustrious
  • set a lustrous example for others to follow
  • —Russell Grenfell

lustrously

adverb

lustrousness

noun

Examples of lustrous in a Sentence

  1. the lustrous finish on the satin bedspread adds to the feeling of luxury

  2. lustrous silver jewelry adorned her neck

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First Known Use of lustrous

1601

Synonym Discussion of lustrous

bright, brilliant, radiant, luminous, lustrous mean shining or glowing with light. bright implies emitting or reflecting a high degree of light. brilliant implies intense often sparkling brightness. radiant stresses the emission or seeming emission of rays of light. luminous implies emission of steady, suffused, glowing light by reflection or in surrounding darkness. lustrous stresses an even, rich light from a surface that reflects brightly without glittering.

LUSTROUS Defined for Kids

lustrous

adjective lus·trous \ ˈlə-strəs \

Definition of lustrous for Students

:having a shiny quality
  • a lustrous marble counter


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