Luminous means emitting or reflecting light, or full of light; illuminated.


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Part of speech



Radiant, glowing, bright, shining, brilliant.


Dark, dim, gloomy.

Example sentences

  • The luminous stars shone brightly in the sky.
  • Her luminous smile lit up the room.
  • The artist used luminous colors to create a sense of energy and vitality in the painting.


The term luminous is often used to describe something that is emitting or reflecting light, or something that is full of light and illuminated. It is commonly used to describe things like the stars, the sun, or other sources of light, and is associated with a sense of brightness or brilliance. It is often used in literature, poetry, or other artistic contexts to create a sense of sensory imagery.

The word luminous can also be used more broadly to describe any situation or experience that is particularly bright or energetic, regardless of its context. It can be used t