lustrous lustrous  /ˈlə strəs/


  1. (adj) made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
  2. (adj) brilliant
  3. (adj) reflecting light


  1. A slave to his countless vices, a monster of lustrous indulgence, he's the kind of sleazeball who puts the id back in idiot.
  2. Whatever he accomplishes for the party and the Senate, his already lustrous presidential prospects are clearly enhanced.
  3. He's a monster of lustrous indulgence.


  1. Inside the Palladium ETF's Recent Surge (PALL) - ETF News And Commentary

    Despite some global commodity uncertainty, Palladium, the lustrous and rare silvery-white precious metal, has established itself as a vital product. The metal once used as coins now attracts
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Esther Williams, 91, champion swimmer, movie star featured in aquatic musicals

    WASHINGTON – Esther Williams, a championship swimmer and lustrous beauty who became one of the world’s most popular movie stars in the 1940s and 1950s by appearing in aquatic musicals featuring daredevil plunges from pedestals, trapezes and even a helicopter, died Thursday at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News


  1. "Royce Saltzman's remarkable energy and vision has produced a world renowned festival that brings lustrous achievement to the University of Oregon in the performing arts," Frohnmayer said. "His talent has been crucial at every stage in the...
    on May 31, 2006 By: Dave Frohnmayer Source: Business Wire (press release)

  2. After examining fossilised feathers from Messel in Germany, Briggs says the creature that sported the feather was black with a "strongly lustrous iridescent blue, green or coppery sheen".
    on Aug 30, 2009 By: Derek Briggs Source: New Zealand Herald

  3. Replying to the felicitation by nonagenarian theatre person Enagi Balappa at a function at Ravindra Kalakshetra, Dr. Atre said she would keep walking till the "notes enclosed in the soul of my mind mature into lustrous pearls."
    on Jun 2, 2007 By: Dr Prabha Atre Source: Hindu

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