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lustre

[luhs-ter] /ˈlʌs tər/
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object), lustred, lustring. Chiefly British
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for lustres

lustre

/ˈlʌstə/
noun
1.
reflected light; sheen; gloss
2.
radiance or brilliance of light
3.
great splendour of accomplishment, beauty, etc
4.
a substance used to polish or put a gloss on a surface
5.
a vase or chandelier from which hang cut-glass drops
6.
a drop-shaped piece of cut glass or crystal used as a decoration on a chandelier, vase, etc
7.
  1. a shiny metallic surface on some pottery and porcelain
  2. (as modifier): lustre decoration
8.
(mineralogy) the way in which light is reflected from the surface of a mineral. It is one of the properties by which minerals are defined
verb
9.
to make, be, or become lustrous
Derived Forms
lustreless, (US) lusterless, adjective
lustrous, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Old French, from Old Italian lustro, from Latin lustrāre to make bright; related to lustrum
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Word Origin and History for lustres

lustre

n.

"gloss, radiance;" see luster (n.1).

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