A Word A Day : Luminous
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.
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