Meaning of LUSTER in English


I. lus ‧ ter /ˈlʌstə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun [singular, uncountable]

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: French ; Origin: lustre , from Old Italian lustro , from Latin lustrare 'to brighten' ]

the American spelling of ↑ lustre

II. lus ‧ tre BrE AmE British English , luster American English /ˈlʌstə $ -ər/ noun [singular, uncountable]

1 . an attractive shiny appearance:

Her thick, black hair shone with lustre.

2 . the quality that makes something interesting or exciting:

There’ll be a celebrity guest to add lustre to the occasion.

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