luminous paint

  1. paint containing a phosphor that emits visible light when irradiated with ultraviolet light.

Origin of luminous paint

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby luminous paint Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use luminous paint in a sentence

  • Or, the photon may be retained for a while and emitted again relatively unchanged—the effect observed in luminous paint.

    The Mercenaries | Henry Beam Piper
  • The luminous paint which has recently attracted so much attention is of the same nature.

  • They obtained a vigorous effect from Balmain's luminous paint, but when this was mixed in gelatin there was no external effect.

  • He had made it himself, and had ornamented it with a grotesque face in luminous paint.

    The Green Satin Gown | Laura E. Richards
  • He had fooled considerable with phosphorus, and had some of the luminous paint that he had mixed some time before.

    The Green Satin Gown | Laura E. Richards