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[luhs-truh s] /ˈlʌs trəs/
having luster; shining; luminous:
lustrous eyes.
brilliant; splendid; resplendent; illustrious:
a lustrous career.
Origin of lustrous
1595-1605; lust(e)r1 + -ous
Related forms
lustrously, adverb
lustrousness, noun
hyperlustrous, adjective
hyperlustrously, adverb
hyperlustrousness, noun
nonlustrous, adjective
nonlustrously, adverb
nonlustrousness, noun
semilustrous, adjective
semilustrously, adverb
semilustrousness, noun
sublustrous, adjective
sublustrously, adverb
sublustrousness, noun
unlustrous, adjective
unlustrously, adverb
1. gleaming, radiant, glowing, shimmering. 2. refulgent, dazzling, gorgeous. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Hers were the lustrous almond-shaped eyes, the luxuriant hair, the exquisite form whose every movement is the perfection of grace.

    The Spanish Cavalier Charlotte Maria Tucker
  • His eyes were large, dark, and lustrous, the expression usually sad.

    Gerald Fitzgerald Charles James Lever
  • The head is of the same colour; the throat and face of a lustrous green.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • His full eyelids were dreamily lowered over his lustrous eyes.

    Sacrifice Stephen French Whitman
  • Dark and lustrous were her eyes; black, luxuriant and lustrous was her hair; dark, rich and lustrous her radiant beauty.

  • And like the golden, lustrous gleaming of the snow he felt his own thirst bright in him.

    The Prussian Officer D. H. Lawrence
  • This amber is of yellow color but not so compact or lustrous as foreign amber.

Word Origin and History for lustrous

c.1600, from luster + -ous. Related: Lustrously; lustrousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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