metallic luster


Origin of metallic luster

First recorded in 1785–95

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

How to use metallic luster in a sentence

  • Back, greenish brown, with a metallic luster and giving a pinkish tinge in some lights; sides, shading to white on the belly.

  • This species can be distinguished from all others by its very light color and metallic luster.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide | Augusta Foote Arnold
  • The eyes were positively beautiful, of a rich chestnut hue, covered with golden white dots, which shone with a metallic luster.

    The Swiss Family Robinson | Johann David Wyss
  • The brass rubbed off—The beautiful metallic luster on the head of Phanæus carnifex is thus accounted for.

    Myths of the Cherokee | James Mooney
  • He pulled out a piece of tin white mineral with a brilliant metallic luster, sparkling with curious crystals.

    Rimrock Trail | J. Allan Dunn