lustrous

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

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Other Words from lustrous

lustrously adverb
lustrousness noun

Choose the Right Synonym for 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.

Examples of lustrous in a Sentence

the lustrous finish on the satin bedspread adds to the feeling of luxury lustrous silver jewelry adorned her neck

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Louise Stroe, 51, a native of Denmark who now lives in Woodside, creates jewelry at Peace à Porter, inspired by ancient and tribal jewelry and includes lustrous Tahitian pearls. Mandy Behbehani, San Francisco Chronicle, "Indie fashion lines band together with SF Bay Makers," 14 June 2018 The two houses are lined with shelves holding more than 18,000 rare volumes, their spines a lustrous study in earth tones. Andy Newman, BostonGlobe.com, "William Reese, leading seller of rare books, dies at 62," 22 June 2018 The two houses are lined with shelves holding more than 18,000 rare volumes, their spines a lustrous study in earth tones. Andy Newman, BostonGlobe.com, "William Reese, leading seller of rare books, dies at 62," 22 June 2018 The city has a long and lustrous Jewish history, but was utterly destroyed during the war. Dovid Margolin, Jewish Journal, "They came for the World Cup and stayed for Shabbat," 28 June 2018 Then there is the matter of Kidjo’s lustrous voice versus Byrne’s chicken-ish cluck. Philly.com, "Album reviews: Nine Inch Nails, Lily Allen, Angelique Kidjo," 21 June 2018 The two houses are lined with shelves holding more than 18,000 rare volumes, their spines a lustrous study in earth tones. Andy Newman, BostonGlobe.com, "William Reese, leading seller of rare books, dies at 62," 22 June 2018 Liberation is endearing where Aguilera’s lustrous, full-blooded voice is concerned. Christina Aguilera, Philly.com, "Album reviews: Christina Aguilera, Buddy Guy and Charles Lloyd," 28 June 2018 But the former Revel property will keep its luxurious poker room, which at its debut was adorned with lustrous red carpeting, canopies, and 37 tables. Talia Kirkland, Fox News, "Casino building boom in Atlantic City promises Jersey Shore revival," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of lustrous

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Dictionary Entries near lustrous

lustratory

lustrical

lustring

lustrous

lustrum

lusty

lusus

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The first known use of lustrous was in 1601

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lustrous

adjective
lus·trous | \ˈlə-strəs\

Kids Definition of lustrous

: having a shiny quality a lustrous marble counter

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