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Definition of "luminous" []

  • Emitting light, especially emitting self-generated light. (adjective)
  • Full of light; illuminated. See Synonyms at bright. (adjective)
  • Easily comprehended; clear: luminous prose. (adjective)
  • Enlightened and intelligent; inspiring: luminous ideas. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "luminous" in a sentence
  • "The removal men were insistent that I should outline his eyes in luminous paint and prop him up against the windows of my new abode, where he could freak drunken students out for a nighttime punt on the river."
  • "A holographic map appeared on the desk between them, the property itself outlined in luminous red."
  • "Written in luminous prose with unusual understanding, these essays offer an insightful look at a chaotic world. '"