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luster

lus·ter

luster

 
 
pronunciation:
luh str
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the quality of a surface that reflects light softly; gloss; sheen.
the luster of a polished floor
synonyms:
burnish, gloss, lustrousness, sheen, shine
antonyms:
dullness
similar words:
polish, shimmer
definition 2: a material, such as a polish, used to add such a quality to a surface.
synonyms:
polish
similar words:
wax
definition 3: brilliant emitted or reflected light; brightness; radiance.
synonyms:
brightness, radiance, refulgence, shine
similar words:
brilliance, gleam, glitter, glow, light, resplendence
definition 4: an admirable or glorious characteristic, quality, or accomplishment.
the luster of her performance
synonyms:
magnificence, superbness
similar words:
glory, splendor
definition 5: the degree to which a substance, esp. a mineral, reflects light.
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derivation: lusterless (adj.)
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