lux·​u·​ri·​ance | \ (ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-ən(t)s How to pronounce luxuriance (audio) , (ˌ)lək-ˈshu̇r- \

Definition of luxuriance

: the quality or state of being luxuriant

Examples of luxuriance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first movement’s melodic luxuriance, the menuet’s delicacy and the finale’s theme-and-variations attested to the range of color and attack the CSO winds can conjure at the drop of a sixteenth note. Howard Reich,, 2 Oct. 2020 The rest of the album, though, doesn’t shy away from the Weeknd’s shimmery mid-80s luxuriance. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2020 Though one wished Afkham had allowed the music to breathe a bit more, the CSO’s tonal luxuriance served the score well. Howard Reich,, 25 Oct. 2019 The plants exude an unexpected tropical luxuriance. Eva Sohlman, New York Times, 7 Oct. 2019 While, others see the sometimes austere, minimalist designs as an unwelcome direction for the powerhouse synonymous with luxuriance. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Sep. 2019 An excess of perspiration seemed avoidable, and the attractive luxuriance of summer appeared in evidence. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 29 July 2019 If Streisand’s work in her prime was, above all, about The Voice – its size, its luxuriance, its silken purity – this time the singer plumbed more deeply into the meaning of the song. Howard Reich,, 24 July 2019 No contemporary male jazz vocalist comes close to matching this luxuriance of tone, Porter’s singing as much a legacy of Johnny Hartman and Billy Eckstine as of Cole. Howard Reich,, 12 June 2018

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1654, in the meaning defined above

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“Luxuriance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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