verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of luster1
Synonyms for luster
Antonyms for luster
Origin of luster2
Origin of luster3
Related Words for lusterbrightness, brilliance, shimmer, sparkle, glitter, sheen, glow, resplendence, effulgence, radiance, gleam, glaze, dazzle, iridescence, brilliancy, burnish, glint, polish, lambency, refulgence
Examples from the Web for luster
Contemporary Examples of luster
Yet when our speedster pauses for just a moment, the luster of The Flash fades.‘The Flash’ Review: Teen Angst Gets a Comic Book Quickie
October 7, 2014
He has already developed a hair product that enhances the luster of red hair and has plans for more products.Redheads Are Sexy, Dammit!
September 2, 2014
Needless to say, the gallows humor that is a hallmark of my former profession has lost much of its luster.The Many Scandals Of The Prisoner X Affair
February 21, 2013
Luster says he believed his antiques and other possessions would be sold, with the proceeds going to his two young children.
That never happened, and Luster declared bankruptcy while sitting in prison.
Historical Examples of luster
Her face was sallow and dry, and the luster had gone from her black hair.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Holding toward the lamp a glass, clear as crystal, with luster like a gem.The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
He took it up and passed the luster of it slowly through his fingers.The Trimming of Goosie
Every time I come here I do the best I can to keep the luster to his name.The Lure of the Mask
Her lifted veil made a fine mist above the luster of her eyes.The Coast of Chance
"gloss, radiance," 1520s, from Middle French lustre "gloss, radiance" (14c.), common Romanic (cf. Spanish and Portuguese lustre, Rumanian lustru, Italian lustro "splendor, brilliancy"), from Latin lustrare "spread light over, brighten, illumine," related to lucere "shine," lux "light" (see light (n.)).
"one who lusts," 1590s, agent noun from lust (v.).