Luminous meaning

lo͝omə-nəs
Giving off light; shining; bright.
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The definition of luminous is giving off a very bright light or a person or trait considered glowing.

An example of luminous is the sun.

An example of luminous is the smile of a beautiful girl.

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Filled with light; illuminated.
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Glowing in the dark, as paint with a phosphor in it.
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Intellectually brilliant.
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Clear; readily understood.
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Having a high degree of saturation.

A luminous green.

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Origin of luminous

  • Middle English from Old French lumineux from Latin lūminōsus from lūmen lūmin- light leuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin luminosus.

    From Wiktionary