- radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright.
- lighted up or illuminated; well-lighted: the luminous ballroom.
- brilliant intellectually; enlightened or enlightening, as a writer or a writer's works: a luminous concept; luminous prose.
- clear; readily intelligible: a concise, luminous report.
Origin of luminous
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Antonyms for luminous
Related Words for luminouslysplendidly, brilliantly, blazingly, dazzlingly, glaringly, glowingly, luminously, radiantly
Examples from the Web for luminously
Historical Examples of luminously
There is still gold in his moustache and his eyes are luminously blue.Unicorns
It was luminously clear; yet the sky was overcast, no stars showing.The Metal Monster
Her eyes, her childish face were luminously candid as she handed him the letter.Crome Yellow
This will luminously appear by a study of its use and meaning in America.The Myths of the New World
Daniel G. Brinton
Shuddering, insubstantial, but luminously apparent, I stood there before them.Famous Modern Ghost Stories
- radiating or reflecting light; shining; glowingluminous colours
- (not in technical use) exhibiting luminescenceluminous paint
- full of light; well-lit
- (of a physical quantity in photometry) evaluated according to the visual sensation produced in an observer rather than by absolute energy measurementsluminous flux; luminous intensity Compare radiant
- easily understood; lucid; clear
- enlightening or wise
Word Origin for luminous
early 15c., "full of light," from Latin luminosus "shining, full of light," from lumen (genitive luminis) "light," related to lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)). Related: Luminously.
- Emitting light, especially emitting self-generated light.