luminous Definition

  • 1emitting or reflecting light, glowing
  • 2clearly expressed; easy to understand

Using luminous: Examples

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

  • Example

    The moon was luminous in the night sky.

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    The watch face is luminous and can be easily read in the dark.

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    Her eyes were luminous with joy.

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    The painting has a luminous quality that draws the viewer in.

luminous Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for luminous

Phrases with luminous

  • the measure of the perceived power of light, measured in lumens


    The luminous flux of the bulb is 800 lumens.

  • the amount of light emitted per unit solid angle, measured in candelas


    The luminous intensity of the lamp is 500 candelas.

  • a type of paint that glows in the dark after being exposed to light


    The emergency exit signs are painted with luminous paint.

Origins of luminous

from Latin 'luminosus', meaning 'full of light'


Summary: luminous in Brief

The term 'luminous' [ˈluːmɪnəs] describes something that emits or reflects light, such as the moon or a watch face. It can also mean something that is clearly expressed or easy to understand, like a painting or a person's eyes. 'Luminous' extends into phrases like 'luminous flux,' which measures the perceived power of light, and 'luminous paint,' which glows in the dark.