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Definition of "lustrous" []

  • Having a sheen or glow. (adjective)
  • Gleaming with or as if with brilliant light; radiant. See Synonyms at bright. (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 "lustrous" in a sentence
  • "But he's losing weight, and his coat, normally shiny and lustrous, is dry and brittle."
  • "This will give the oak a lustrous brown color, and nicking will not expose a different surface, as the ammonia fumes penetrate to a considerable depth."
  • ""Havanas in Camelot,"  a posthumous collection of William Styron's essays, transports us back to an era when being a novelist meant a kind of lustrous celebrity, as Styron and his contemporaries ( "our vintage" — Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, James Baldwin) jockeyed to inherit the outsize mantles of Hemingway and Faulkner."