lustrous

[luhs-truhs]
adjective
1.
having luster; shining; luminous: lustrous eyes.
2.
brilliant; splendid; resplendent; illustrious: a lustrous career.

Origin:
1595–1605; lust(e)r1 + -ous

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.
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lustre or luster (ˈlʌstə)
 
n
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.  a.  a shiny metallic surface on some pottery and porcelain
 b.  (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
 
vb
9.  to make, be, or become lustrous
 
[C16: from Old French, from Old Italian lustro, from Latin lustrāre to make bright; related to lustrum]
 
luster or luster
 
n
 
vb
 
[C16: from Old French, from Old Italian lustro, from Latin lustrāre to make bright; related to lustrum]
 
'lustreless or luster
 
adj
 
'lusterless or luster
 
adj
 
'lustrous or luster
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

lustrous
c.1600, from luster + -ous.
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Example sentences
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.
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