[ luhk-sawr ]

  1. a town in S (Upper) Egypt, on the Nile: ruins of ancient Thebes.

Words Nearby Luxor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Luxor in a sentence

  • The others threw a table at Steve and tried to pull Chris [Luxor] out of there.

    The Samurai Porn Murder | Richard Abowitz | June 5, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Almost, he saw her visibly change—here in the twilight of the little Luxor garden by his side.

    The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
  • At Luxor, however, the wind remained so high up that the lower regions of the sky were calm and still.

    The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
  • The secret of her trouble that last day in Luxor was laid bare—the knowledge that within a few hours she would be free.

    The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
  • As Mrs. Armine looked at him she remembered the descriptive phrase that set him apart from all the people of Luxor.

    Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
  • Crossing to the right bank, describe the ruins at Luxor, and so come to the vast and overwhelming Temple of Karnak itself.

    The Complete Club Book for Women | Caroline French Benton

British Dictionary definitions for Luxor


/ (ˈlʌksɔː) /

  1. a town in S Egypt, on the River Nile: the southern part of the site of ancient Thebes; many ruins and tombs, notably the temple built by Amenhotep III (about 1411–1375 bc). Pop: 183 000 (2005 est)

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