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 Dictionary entry overview: What does luminous mean? 

LUMINOUS (adjective)
  The adjective LUMINOUS has 1 sense:

1. softly bright or radiant

  Familiarity information: LUMINOUS used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

LUMINOUS (adjective)

Sense 1luminous [BACK TO TOP]


Softly bright or radiant


aglow; lambent; lucent; luminous

Context examples:

a house aglow with lights / glowing embers / lambent tongues of flame / the lucent moon / a sky luminous with stars


bright (emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts)

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