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 lūminōsus, from lūmen, lūmin-, 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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