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Definition of Lustre


  1. Brilliancy; splendor; brightness; glitter.
  2. Renown; splendor; distinction; glory.
  3. A candlestick, chandelier, girandole, or the like, generally of an ornamental character.
  4. The appearance of the surface of a mineral as affected by, or dependent upon, peculiarities of its reflecting qualities.
  5. A substance which imparts luster to a surface, as plumbago and some of the glazes.
  6. A fabric of wool and cotton with a lustrous surface, -- used for women's dresses.
  7. To make lustrous.
  8. Same as Luster.

Lustre Quotations

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.

Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.

We need to change America's image round the world. America has lost some lustre in terms of how folks aspire to be like us.
Samuel L. Jackson

One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect.
William Hazlitt

India is now changing and regaining its lustre, and it is coming of age.
Nita Ambani
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Lustre Translations

lustre in Italian is nitore
lustre in Norwegian is glans
lustre in Spanish is brillantez
lustre in Swedish is ljuskrona, glans
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