A Word A Day : Lustrous
Sunday, 23rd March 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : lúst-ress
1. Having a sheen or glow
2. Gleaming with or as if with brilliant light
3. Made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing
Origin: 1515–25 - MF lustre - It lustro, derivative of lustrare to polish, purify - Latin lūstrāre to purify ceremonially, derivative of lūstrum
bright, burnished, dazzling, effulgent, fulgent, glace, gleaming, glinting, glistening, glorious, glowing, incandescent, lambent, lucent, luminous, polished, radiant, refulgent, shimmering, shining, shiny, sparkling, splendid, waxy
black, dark, dim, dreary, dull, gloomy, matte, unshiny
• He selected a fine, big pumpkin - one with a lustrous
, orange-red color - and began carving it.
• Set a lustrous
example for others to follow.
• She brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous
• luster (or) lustre
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