View synonyms for lustrous


[ luhs-truhs ]


  1. lustrous eyes.

    Synonyms: refulgent, glowing, radiant

  2. a lustrous career.

    Synonyms: glorious

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Other Words From

  • lustrous·ly adverb
  • lustrous·ness noun
  • hyper·lustrous adjective
  • hyper·lustrous·ly adverb
  • hyper·lustrous·ness noun
  • non·lustrous adjective
  • non·lustrous·ly adverb
  • non·lustrous·ness noun
  • semi·lustrous adjective
  • semi·lustrous·ly adverb
  • semi·lustrous·ness noun
  • sub·lustrous adjective
  • sub·lustrous·ly adverb
  • sub·lustrous·ness noun
  • un·lustrous adjective
  • un·lustrous·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lustrous1

First recorded in 1595–1605; lust(e)r 1 + -ous
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Example Sentences

Hamaguchi weaves a lustrous story of loss and forgiveness—a gentle nudge of encouragement suggesting that no matter how tired you feel, you can move on in the world.

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There’s a lustrous quality to her vocal work here, her range is truly impressive and the pitch never wavers.

To tap into your inner rainbow, the GLS has a digital color wheel where you can choose from 64 lustrous hues.

Also at Hemphill is “Listen to the Night as It Makes Itself Hollow,” 14 lustrous new paintings by local artist Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi.

Finally, metals are often lustrous — which means shiny — when they are polished.

Is he a bearded Mongolian warrior on horseback, decked out in lustrous jade and gold armor?

The Duchess stepped out last night with a deeper tone to her lustrous locks.

As for our current adventure in Mesopotamia, consider this lustrous alumni roster.

Sickness had never blanched the warm glow on her cheeks, or dimmed the brightness of her large, lustrous eyes.

While using the lustrous coverings for his works with consummate skill, there is one qualification that must not be lost sight of.

Her lustrous hair, dark as midnight, crowned a well-shaped head, which she carried as proudly as a queen.

Violet eyes she had, not black as they seemed at first glance but a deep, lustrous violet.

Is the carcase of a bird really a more scientific thing than its lustrous, colored plumage and its song with its subtle tones?