illuminated illuminated  /ɪ ˈlu mə ˌneɪ təd/


  • (adj) provided with artificial light



  1. An exhibit of jadarite at a museum in Belgrade is artificially illuminated with a green light.
  2. From one side of the terrace, you can watch as the mosque's fairy lights are illuminated, circling it with a corona of gold.
  3. He marveled at the brightly illuminated replicas of the Eiffel Tower, the Manhattan skyline, the dazzling fountains of Rome.


  1. 1963: The Civil Rights Movement’s watershed year

    Fifty years ago this month, two of the chief characteristics of the modern Civil Rights Movement were dramatically, tragically illuminated in Jackson, Miss. by an assassin’s bullet.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Louisiana Weekly

  2. Albacete to lead discussion on The St. John's Bible

    The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible in 500 years — all 73 books produced using medieval techniques and materials. 
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Canton Repository

  3. Mercedes-Benz Introduces New Option: The Illuminated Star

    Mercedes-Benz adds a new personalized options to its customers: the Illuminated Star. In this newly released clip, the luxury car maker shows off their unique option, which uses light conductor and LED technology to illuminate the Mercedes emblem in the radiator grill.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Baller Status


  1. The chairwoman of the judging committee, the academic and critic Elaine Showalter, said: "In Things Fall Apart and his other fiction set in Nigeria, Chinua Achebe inaugurated the modern African novel. He also illuminated the path for writers around...
    on Jun 12, 2007 By: Elaine Showalter Source:

  2. "As an advocate for the hungry and the hunted, the forgotten and the ignored, Mary Robinson has not only shone a light on human suffering, but illuminated a better future for our world," Obama said.
    on Aug 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Politico

  3. "It certainly illuminated that a certain portion of society is not being looked after. I think it should be one of the major issues of the upcoming campaign," Pitt said.
    on Dec 19, 2007 By: Brad Pitt Source:

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