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Luminous (bright; brilliant; glowing) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the adjective luminous

What does luminous mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more luminous / most luminous

  1. softly bright or radiant

Alternative definition of the adjective luminous


  1. emitting light; glowing brightly
  2. brightly illuminated

Definition of the adjective luminous for high school students

    brightly shining
    • example: The light of the luminous moon graced the shoulders of the beautiful maiden.

The adjective luminous is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


Luminous is a musical group.


  1. "Luminous" is the fourth studio album by British band The Horrors. It was released on May 5, 2014.
  2. "Luminous" is a pop song by the Japanese duo and idol unit ClariS, written by Shō Watanabe. It was released as the unit's sixth single on October 10, 2012 by SME Records. The song was used as the opening theme to the first two Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime films. A music video was produced for "Luminous". The single peaked at No. 4 on Japan's weekly Oricon singles chart.
  3. "Luminous" is a song by Irish pop duo Jedward. It is the third single from their third album, Young Love. It was released as a digital download on 12 October 2012. The song was written by Swedish songwriters Sebastian Lundberg, Fredrik Häggstam, Johan Gustafson and Marlene Strand, and produced by Trinity Music.
  4. "Luminous" is a composition.
  5. "Luminous" is a musical album of DuelJewel.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  6. "Luminous" is a musical album of Bill Nelson.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  7. "Luminous" is a musical EP of Ben Arp.
    • released on
  8. "Luminous" is a musical album of Arthur Blythe & Chico Freeman.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  9. "Luminous" is a musical EP of Cesium 137.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  10. "Luminous" is a musical single of Holmes Ives.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  11. "Luminous" is a musical album of Makoto Tsubasa.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  12. "Luminous" is a musical album of Michael Hoffmann.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  13. "LUMINOUS" is a musical album of Satsuki.
    • released on
  14. "Luminous" is a musical album of Aube.
    • released on (22 years ago)
  15. "Luminous" is a musical album of Luminous.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  16. "Luminous" is a musical album of Celtica.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  17. "Luminous" is a musical album of TLi-synth.
    • released on (6 years ago)


"Luminous" is a collection of short science fiction stories by Greg Egan.

  • genre: Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 1998
  • released in (17 years ago)
  • some of the awards:
      • Locus Award for Best Collection nomination for Greg Egan
      • Seiun Award for Best Foreign Short Fiction, received by Greg Egan

Phrases with Luminous

Phrases starting with the word Luminous:

  1. luminous flux
  2. Luminous Hake
  3. Luminous Hakes
  4. luminous energy
  5. luminous flux unit
  6. Luminous intensity
  7. Luminous Flying Squid
  8. luminous intensity unit

Phrases ending with the word Luminous:

  1. Non-Luminous
  2. self-luminous
  3. Radio-Luminous

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Luminous

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

Luminous species (in boldface) are found in three families, Vibrionaceae, Shewanellaceae, and Enterobacteriaceae.

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin Weik

See also luminous range, object, propagation medium. luminance temperature: The temperature of an ideal blackbody that would have the same luminance as the source for which the luminance ...

Google previewHawkins' electrical dictionary (1910)

a cyclopedia of words, terms, phrases and data used in the electric arts, trades and sciences by Nehemiah Hawkins

Luminous Effects of Spark. 257 Lux. magnetite arc lamp. The lower electrode is composed of magnetite or a similar substance powdered and compressed into a sheet iron tube. The upper electrode is of copper which reduces very slowly.

Google previewPhysiological Optics, Being an Essay Contributed to the American Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology (1918)

by Charles Sheard

the entire luminous source a vivid diffraction ring, which we shall specify as ring A , presenting the colors in the order red to blue from the outside toward the center. This ring is separated or distant from the light by a diameter of about 3 degrees ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Scientific Units (2012)

Including dimensionless numbers and scales by H. G. Jerrard

Light watt The luminous efficiency L of a source of radiation is the number of lumens associated with 1 watt of radiant power.

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Quotes about Luminous

Strange to say, the luminous world is the invisible world; the luminous world is that which we do not see. Our eyes of flesh see only night. (Victor Hugo)
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Scrabble value of L1U1M3I1N1O1U1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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