noun, verb (used with or without object), lus·tred, lus·tring. Chiefly British.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of luster1
Synonyms for luster
Antonyms for luster
Origin of luster2
Examples from the Web for lustre
Historical Examples of lustre
She thought only of him; she adored him in the lustre of his legendary nobility.The Dream
Her cheeks were glowing and the lustre of her eyes was like the sparkle of the stars.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
This was about the consistency of oil, and had the lustre he desired.
At this moment, they gleamed with a lustre almost demoniacal.The Destroyer
Burton Egbert Stevenson
It robbed her eyes of their brightness, her face of its colour, her hair of its lustre.The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
- a shiny metallic surface on some pottery and porcelain
- (as modifier)lustre decoration
Word Origin for lustre
"gloss, radiance;" see luster (n.1).
"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.).