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Meaning of LUMINOUS

Pronunciation:  'loomunus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  softly bright or radiant; "a house aglow with lights"; "glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent moon"; "a sky luminous with stars"
 

LUMINOUS is a 8 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: aglow(p), bright, glowing, lambent, lucent
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lu"mi*nous\, a. [L. luminosus, fr. lumen light: cf. F.
lumineux. See {Luminary}, {Illuminate}.]
1. Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright;
   as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color.

         Fire burneth wood, making it . . . luminous.
                                               --Bacon.

         The mountains lift . . . their lofty and luminous
         heads.                                --Longfellow.

2. Illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made
   the room luminous.

         Up the staircase moved a luminous space in the
         darkness.                             --Longfellow.

3. Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a
   luminous mind. `` Luminous eloquence.'' --Macaulay. `` A
   luminous statement.'' --Brougham.

{Luminous paint}, a paint made up with some phosphorescent
   substance, as sulphide of calcium, which after exposure to
   a strong light is luminous in the dark for a time.

Syn: Lucid; clear; shining; perspicuous. -- {Lu"mi*nous*ly},
     adv. -- {Lu"mi*nous*ness}, n.

 
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