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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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Examples from the web for lustrous
  • Fur is soft and lustrous with long, glossy guard hairs.
  • The piece is fired in a kiln multiple times to melt and solidify the enamel, and finally it is polished to a lustrous shine.
  • As captured on lustrous nitrate stock, the images have a haunting beauty as well.
  • Leathery, lustrous dark green fronds are erect, then spreading.
  • It was the occasion of an agreeable reunion which combined many of the lustrous elements of a modern ball-room.
  • And lately it has been growing thicker, brighter, more lustrous.
  • Densely foliaged with medium-size, lustrous dark green, oval leaves add to my plant list.
  • The lining is made of a heavy lustrous wash silk in several sizes.
  • Microfiber's appeal lies in its ability to imitate lustrous washed silk as easily as it mocks buttery brushed suede.
  • Compact plant covered in lustrous dark green leaves.
Word Origin and History for lustrous

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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