V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. emitting light--illuminated; 2. very bright; 3. clear or enlightening

Synonyms: luminescent, illuminated, lit, radiant, bright, glowing, clear, lucent, enlightening, intelligent, brilliant, lucid

Antonyms: dark, dim, dull

Tips: Luminous is related to many other words with the Latin root lumos, "light," including lucent, luminary, lucid, illuminate, and luminescent. The related word luminosity denotes the quality of being luminous.

Usage Examples:

The stadium became luminous with camera flashes when the Olympians entered. (glowing, bright, illuminated)

Her gown was a luminous pink that caught the light with its radiance. (bright)

The works of her favorite author are luminous and acclaimed for their intellectual rigor. (enlightening, brilliant, lucid)

The intense luminosity of her eyes conveyed her happiness. (radiance, brightness, glow) noun

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