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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

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
Robert Delaunay

Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.
Virginia Woolf

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

The dancer's body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.
Isadora Duncan
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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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