illuminated Definition

  • 1lit up
  • 2made brighter
  • 3decorated with lights

Using illuminated: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "illuminated" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The Eiffel Tower is beautifully illuminated at night.

  • Example

    The room was illuminated by a single candle.

  • Example

    The street was illuminated with festive lights for the holiday season.

illuminated Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for illuminated

Antonyms for illuminated

Phrases with illuminated

  • self-illuminated

    able to produce light without external help


    The screen of my phone is self-illuminated, making it easy to use in the dark.

  • a manuscript in which the text is supplemented with decorations such as initials, borders, and miniature illustrations


    The illuminated manuscript was created in the 15th century and is now housed in a museum.

  • a sign that is lit up, often used for advertising purposes


    The neon illuminated sign outside the store caught my attention.


Summary: illuminated in Brief

The term 'illuminated' [ɪˈluːmɪneɪtɪd] refers to something that is lit up, made brighter, or decorated with lights. It can describe anything from a room lit by a single candle to a city street adorned with festive lights. The phrase 'self-illuminated' denotes something that produces light without external help, while an 'illuminated manuscript' is a text decorated with illustrations and borders. An 'illuminated sign' is a lit-up sign, often used for advertising.

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