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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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Transform lids with Tom Ford's lustrous lilac shadow or make like Selena and dip into a velvety swath of light moss via Huda Beauty's new metal sticks. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Selena Gomez Tries Out This Season’s Trickiest Makeup Trend," 20 Feb. 2019 Photo: Katrina Wittkamp for The Wall Street Journal Quartzite Countertops Quartzite, a lustrous natural stone that’s harder than granite and less prone to staining than marble, is the new star of the chef’s kitchen. Amy Gamerman, WSJ, "The Top 10 Upgrades to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar," 3 Jan. 2019 In addition, there are luxury fabrics such as silk, which is extra-fine with a brilliant sheen; satin, which is has a lustrous surface; and linen, which is very soft but has a more visible structure. Hannah Morrill, ELLE Decor, "The Best Luxury Sheets For the Perfect Night's Sleep," 15 Nov. 2018 The rapper matched her lustrous, waist-length extensions to her silver jumpsuit, and added another element of wow-worthy beauty to her glam by way of sunset eyes. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Cardi B Wore Silver Hair and Sunset-Colored Makeup," 14 Nov. 2018 One of the hottest beauty trends for fall, look-at-me lips, may also be the most intimidating. While some women think nothing of applying a lustrous cherry lacquer and walking out the door, many of us worry about looking like a clown. Alexandra Parnass, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Get Bright, Full Lips," 20 Aug. 2013 Each is available in lustrous black or indigo blue and decorates a passel of products, from teapots and coffee mugs to fruit bowls and dinner plates. Sarah Medford, WSJ, "A New Transferware Collaboration From Ralph Lauren and Burleigh," 11 Dec. 2018 Think of it as just slightly more lustrous than velvet. Melanie Rud Chadwick, Allure, "Beautyblender Launches Its Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation," 18 July 2018 In the film, Sanaa plays Violet, a fancy ad exec with a perfect life; a fine long-term boyfriend; and lustrous hair that her mom (still) hot-combs every week. Tia Williams, Glamour, "Dear Black Moms, It's on Us to Dismantle What 'Good Hair' Means for Our Daughters," 24 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of lustrous

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of lustrous was in 1601

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lus·​trous | \ ˈlə-strəs\

Kids Definition of lustrous

: having a shiny quality a lustrous marble counter

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