Saturday, 18th August 2007 : Today's Word is...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : (lu'mi-nes)
1. Emitting light, especially emitting self-generated light
2. Full of light
3. Easily comprehended
4. Giving off or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
Middle English, from Old French lumineux, from Latin l�min�sus, from l�men, l�min-, light.
� The moon was a luminous disk in the cloudy nighttime sky.
� The snow on the ground appeared eerily luminous at night. It seemed to glow.
� The dial on my watch is luminous. It casts a green glow in the dark.
Luminousness : Noun
Luminously : Adverb
Luminosity : Noun
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