lus·​trous | \ ˈlə-strəs How to pronounce lustrous (audio) \

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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The rover team scrapped their plans for rest to investigate the crater, examining the lustrous spot with Yutu’s Visible and Near-Infrared Spectrometer (VNIS), reports Andrew Jones at Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "China Claims Lunar Rover Found a Gel-Like Substance on the Moon," 3 Sep. 2019 The sleek 70 foot Herreshoff sailboat, the Ventura, was originally launched in 1921 and has been completely restored, with a solid mahogany hull and lustrous Indian teak decks. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "The Mark Hotel's Private Sailboat is Officially Open for Summer," 6 June 2019 There could not have been a better choice for soloist than Jennifer Johnson Cano, whose dark and lustrous mezzo-soprano and emotive power held the audience spellbound., "Cleveland Orchestra wraps classical season in challenging, satisfying manner," 20 Aug. 2019 And if your brows don’t grow in as lustrous, brow growth and grooming products still won’t break your bank but last long. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Why I’m Hoping The Bushy Brow Trend Is Not Fleeting," 30 July 2019 Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon A Time in Hollywood' Brad Pitt has that head of hair all men wish for (Photo: ANDREW COOPER) Who blessed this man with hair this lustrous and thick at age 55? Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "A breakdown of Brad Pitt's return to full hotness in 'Once Upon A Time in Hollywood'," 12 July 2019 The center was inaugurated in April but not without growing pains as performers tested how to engage the lustrous acoustics of Baker-Baum Concert Hall. San Diego Union-Tribune, "At SummerFest, a new place and new faces add up to great news," 5 Aug. 2019 Takei jumped on the convention train, across the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany and Japan, signing autographs and posing for photo ops for up to eight hours, his lustrous baritone growing hoarse. Karen Heller, Washington Post, "The extraordinary trek of George Takei," 16 July 2019 Some came in a lustrous simple satin, but others took a dark turn with a leather base and studs allover. Teen Vogue, "Padded Headbands: Where To Buy Them And How To Wear Them," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of lustrous

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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lus·​trous | \ ˈlə-strəs\

Kids Definition of lustrous

: having a shiny quality a lustrous marble counter

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