V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: shining or gleaming

Synonyms: shining, glowing, gleaming, bright, glossy, luminous, radiant, burnished, brilliant

Antonyms: dull

Tips: Lustrous is related to the English word luster, which means "sheen or glow." For a memory trick, note how lustrous sounds like "lust dress." Now, imagine a girl friend of yours lusted (deeply wanted) after a shiny, lustrous dress. She lusted this dress because the fabric was so beautiful and shiny. Every time she walked by the store, the lustrous dress would shine in the display, and your friend would lust the dress.

Usage Examples:

She gave him an endearing smile and tossed her long, lustrous hair. (glossy, shining)

Using our brand of furniture polish will give your tables a lustrous glow. (radiant, gleaming)

The supporting actress gave a truly lustrous performance and stole the show from the star. (glowing, brilliant)

Each night, she brushed her long hair until it was soft and lustrous. (glossy, gleaming)

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