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
Examples from the Web for lustring
Historical Examples of lustring
I saw the king in a suit of lustring trimmed with gold lace, and black silk stockings on his legs.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The lustring company was established by patent, and the parliament met on the fourth day of November.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.
Then she arose from her sofa, clashing the folds of her tilter until the room was full of lustring mockery.The ghosts of their ancestors
Weymer Jay Mills
Word Origin for lustring
- a shiny metallic surface on some pottery and porcelain
- (as modifier)lustre decoration
Word Origin for lustre
"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.)).
"gloss, radiance;" see luster (n.1).
"one who lusts," 1590s, agent noun from lust (v.).