American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a sheen or glow.
- adj. Gleaming with or as if with brilliant light; radiant. See Synonyms at bright.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Giving out or shedding light, as the sun or a fire; bright; brilliant; luminous: chiefly used figuratively.
- Reflecting light; having a brilliant surface.
- Synonyms Radiant, brilliant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Bright; shining; luminous.
- adj. brilliant.
- adj. made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
- adj. reflecting light
“But he's losing weight, and his coat, normally shiny and lustrous, is dry and brittle.”
“This will give the oak a lustrous brown color, and nicking will not expose a different surface, as the ammonia fumes penetrate to a considerable depth.”
“Havanas in Camelot," a posthumous collection of William Styron's essays, transports us back to an era when being a novelist meant a kind of lustrous celebrity, as Styron and his contemporaries ( "our vintage" — Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, James Baldwin) jockeyed to inherit the outsize mantles of Hemingway and Faulkner.”
“Perhaps I should try growing a 'lustrous' moustache and start drinking camel's milk. posted by Glyn Davies at”
“His senses were filled for the moment by its other occupants, the men in the fresh correctness of their evening dress, whose least gesture seemed to spring from an indefinite fulness of life, the two women in front, a kind of lustrous tableau of what it was possible to choose and to enjoy.”
“To him the monster is "lustrous" and a thing of beauty.”
“If your hair remains thick and lustrous thanks to good genes or the wizardry of modern cosmetics, the temptation is great to let the long locks flow.”
“Nicholas Soames, who had turned a deep and lustrous carmine colour, was booming at the Labour leader and had to be shut up by the Speaker.”
“She was with another girl with equally dark eyes and lustrous hair-Bella thought maybe the other girl was her sister.”
“The ceiling is high and arched like the nave of a small church; the walls are a pale and lustrous gold.”
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