luxuriance

noun
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 rest of the album, though, doesn’t shy away from the Weeknd’s shimmery mid-80s luxuriance. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "The Weeknd’s Gleamy, Seamy Pop Returns," 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, chicagotribune.com, "CSO review: Conductor David Afkham at his best in Brahms," 25 Oct. 2019 The plants exude an unexpected tropical luxuriance. Eva Sohlman, New York Times, "Forged by Volcanoes, Kamchatka Offers Majestic, Magnetic Wilds," 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, "Guest models Mirren, Longoria energize L’Oréal fashion show," 28 Sep. 2019 An excess of perspiration seemed avoidable, and the attractive luxuriance of summer appeared in evidence. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "A hot Monday, but not unbearable, for Washington area," 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, chicagotribune.com, "Barbra on Barbra: Streisand riffs on music, anti-Semitism and how Chicago has always brought her good luck," 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, chicagotribune.com, "Gregory Porter sounds sumptuous with CSO," 12 June 2018 ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS No wonder Diddy lounged in luxuriance on the steps of the Met Gala this year. vanityfair.com, "Does Woody Allen Have a Date with Oscar Season?," 13 June 2017

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First Known Use of luxuriance

1654, in the meaning defined above

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“Luxuriance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luxuriance. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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