Like anything Parisian, there are knockoffs, and cheap ones at that: extruded bits of processed, salt-doped, luridly pink ham.
What are the luridly smoky lucubrations of that fellow to the clear grasp of my intellect?
All the plain was smoky or luridly lit; a vast Shield of Mars, with War in action.
It is the glare of the scarlet letter itself, and all that it luridly reveals and weirdly implies, which produced the tale.
Then into the sky leaped another ray, narrow, luridly green.
Nor did he present himself again to her eyes, until, several years afterwards, those eyes so luridly welcomed him to Podden Place.
What if there was champagne in it after all, so Miss Mapp luridly conjectured!
"Do what you please," was in effect Winter's luridly adjectived answer.
In this square great pest-fires burned, lighting it luridly.
Matters were becoming clear, luridly clear, to Mr. Merricks mind, and Angela gained all that Felicia lost.
1650s, "pale," from Latin luridus "pale yellow, ghastly," of uncertain origin, perhaps cognate with Greek khloros (see Chloe). Meaning "glowing in the darkness" is from 1727. The figurative sense of "sensational" is first attested 1850. Related: Luridly.