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Definition of Luminous


  1. Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright; as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color.
  2. Illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made the room luminous.
  3. Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a luminous mind.

Luminous Quotations

At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear. It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us. You can love completely without complete understanding.
Norman Maclean

My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature.
Hans Hofmann

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
Robert Delaunay

Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense!
Comte de Lautreamont

To ancient Chinese fancy, the Milky Way was a luminous river, - the River of Heaven, - the Silver Stream.
Lafcadio Hearn
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Luminous Translations

luminous in French is lumineux
luminous in German is leuchtend
luminous in Italian is fulgente, squillante
luminous in Norwegian is selvlysende
luminous in Spanish is luminoso
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