luminous

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French lumineus, from Latin lūminōsus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈluːmɪnəs/
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AdjectiveEdit

luminous (comparative more luminous, superlative most luminous)

  1. Emitting light; glowing brightly.
    Synonyms: beamful, shining, radiant; see also Thesaurus:shining
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 11, [1]
      The bonfire in his heart made luminous the rose-tan in his cheek.
  2. Brightly illuminated.
    Synonyms: lighted, lit up; see also Thesaurus:illuminated
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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