AskDefine | Define luminous

Dictionary Definition

luminous adj : softly bright or radiant; "a house aglow with lights"; "glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent moon"; "a sky luminous with stars" [syn: aglow(p), glowing, lambent, lucent]

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English

Pronunciation

  • /ˈluːmɪnəs/

Etymology

From luminosus.

Translations

emitting light; glowing brightly
brightly illuminated
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Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Luminous may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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