[ luhs-terd ]
/ ˈlʌs tərd /
having or finished with a luster.
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OTHER WORDS FROM lusteredun·lus·tered, adjective
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[ luhs-ter ]
/ ˈlʌs tər /
the state or quality of shining by reflecting light; glitter, sparkle, sheen, or gloss: the luster of satin.
a substance, as a coating or polish, used to impart sheen or gloss.
radiant or luminous brightness; brilliance; radiance.
radiance of beauty, excellence, merit, distinction, or glory: achievements that add luster to one's name.
a shining object, especially one used for decoration, as a cut-glass pendant or ornament.
a chandelier, candleholder, etc., ornamented with cut-glass pendants.
any natural or synthetic fabric with a lustrous finish.
Also called metallic luster. an iridescent metallic film produced on the surface of a ceramic glaze.
Mineralogy. the nature of a mineral surface with respect to its reflective qualities: greasy luster.
verb (used with object)
to finish (fur, cloth, pottery, etc.) with a luster or gloss.
verb (used without object)
to be or become lustrous.
Also especially British, lus·tre.
Origin of luster1
1515–25; < Middle French lustre < Italian lustro, derivative of lustrare to polish, purify < Latin lūstrāre to purify ceremonially, derivative of lūstrum lustrum
OTHER WORDS FROM lusterlus·ter·less, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for lustered
How delicately flushed she was and how her gray eyes were lustered with joy of the evening, or perhaps with fortunate tidings.
They went through the orchard where the pears and pippins were lustered by the sheen and glister of the moon.
Scientific definitions for lustered
[ lŭs′tər ]
The shine from the surface of a mineral. Luster is important in describing different kinds of minerals. It is usually characterized as metallic, glassy, pearly, or dull.
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