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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Middle French lumineus, from Latin lūminōsus.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈluːmɪnəs/
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Adjective edit

luminous (comparative more luminous, superlative most luminous)

  1. Emitting light; glowing brightly; shining.
    Synonyms: beamful, shining, radiant; see also Thesaurus:shining
  2. Brightly illuminated.
    Synonyms: lighted, lit up; see also Thesaurus:illuminated
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. Clear; enlightening; easy to understand.
    a luminous explanation

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