1. brilliant

set a lustrous example for others to follow


lustrous actors of the time

Similar to: ↑glorious
2. reflecting light

glistening bodies of swimmers


the horse's glossy coat


lustrous auburn hair


saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet


shining white enamel

Syn: ↑glistening, ↑glossy, ↑sheeny, ↑shiny, ↑shining
Similar to: ↑bright
Derivationally related forms: ↑shininess (for: ↑shiny), ↑sheen (for: ↑sheeny), ↑lustre, ↑glossiness (for: ↑glossy)
3. made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow

bright silver candlesticks


a burnished brass knocker


she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves


rows of shining glasses


shiny black patents

Syn: ↑bright, ↑burnished, ↑shining, ↑shiny
Similar to: ↑polished
Derivationally related forms: ↑shine (for: ↑shiny), ↑shininess (for: ↑shiny), ↑brightness (for: ↑bright)

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  • Lustrous — Lus trous, a. [Cf. F. lustreux. See 3d {Luster}.] Bright; shining; luminous. Good sparks and lustrous. Shak. {Lus trous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lustrous — c.1600, from LUSTER (Cf. luster) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: Lustrously; lustrousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • lustrous — luminous, radiant, brilliant, *bright, effulgent, refulgent, beaming, lambent, lucent, incandescent Analogous words: glorious, resplendent, *splendid: glowing, blazing, flaming (see BLAZE vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lustrous — [adj] glossy, shining bright, burnished, dazzling, effulgent, fulgent, glacé, gleaming, glinting, glistening, glorious, glowing, incandescent, lambent, lucent, luminous, polished, radiant, refulgent, shimmering, shiny, sparkling, splendid, waxy;… …   New thesaurus

  • lustrous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having lustre; shining. DERIVATIVES lustrously adverb lustrousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • lustrous — [lus′trəs] adj. having luster; shining; bright; glorious SYN. BRIGHT lustrously adv. lustrousness n …   English World dictionary

  • lustrous — adjective Date: 1601 1. reflecting light evenly and efficiently without glitter or sparkle < a lustrous satin > < the lustrous glow of an opal > 2. radiant in character or reputation ; illustrious Synonyms: see bright • lustrously adverb • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lustrous — lustrously, adv. lustrousness, n. /lus treuhs/, adj. 1. having luster; shining; luminous: lustrous eyes. 2. brilliant; splendid; resplendent; illustrious: a lustrous career. [1595 1605; LUST(E)R1 + OUS] Syn. 1. gleaming, radiant, glowing,… …   Universalium

  • lustrous — [[t]lʌ̱strəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is lustrous shines brightly and gently, because it has a smooth or shiny surface. Joe stood up, and carefully removed his hat, revealing a head of thick, lustrous, wavy brown hair …   English dictionary

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