[ luhs-terd ]
/ ˈlʌs tərd /


having or finished with a luster.

Origin of lustered

First recorded in 1855–60; luster1 + -ed3
Related formsun·lus·tered, adjective

Definition for lustered (2 of 2)


[ luhs-ter ]
/ ˈlʌs tər /


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 luster

1515–25; < Middle French lustre < Italian lustro, derivative of lustrare to polish, purify < Latin lūstrāre to purify ceremonially, derivative of lūstrum lustrum
Related formslus·ter·less, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie
  • They went through the orchard where the pears and pippins were lustered by the sheen and glister of the moon.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie

Science definitions for lustered


[ lŭstər ]

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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