Definition of luxe in English:

luxe

Pronunciation: /lʊks//lʌks/

adjective

  • Expensive and of high quality; luxurious.

    ‘the luxe 65-room Four Seasons hotel’
    • ‘Trophy trought and salmon are only part of the catch at these luxe western lodges.’
    • ‘Spend seven days exploring deep-sea life from a shamelessly luxe live-aboard yacht.’
    • ‘After clearing, we made our way into a slip in the seriously luxe ONE15 Marina, another 1,000 mile passage in the bag.’
    • ‘The two pockets and extra long straps give a more casual bohhemian luxe feel to the bag.’
    • ‘In 1926, a Belgian boutique began selling smooth, indulgent chocolates in a luxe gold box.’
    • ‘Topped off last year, it barely avoided losing half its height as luxe housing contracted.’
    • ‘Options range from the mother of all tourist traps Plataforma, to the still touristy but ever-popular Discoteca Help, to the painfully hip and luxe cigar bar/club Esch Cafe.’
    • ‘In July, English shirtmaker Thomas Pink will launch The Traveller, a men's shirt in luxe Egyptian cotton.’
    • ‘Whether you're headed to the cabin or the corner café, fend off fall's chill with luxe sweaters and jackets made to last a lifetime’
    • ‘Luxe food and surroundings, this is how the other half live.’
    • ‘The material is metallic in a comfortable blue tone to give an effortless luxe look.’
    • ‘His preferences ran to luxe and volupte, but not calme; his designs teem with a mercantile profusion.’
    • ‘Buy a dark purple suede bag or a plum velvet blazer for a luxe look.’
    • ‘The luxe hillside complex sleeps 16, boasts a staff of 10, and features a vast infinity pool, tennis courts and three vehicles for exploring the island.’
    • ‘When a luxe brand entrusts its production to a factory in Asia, it obviously saves money.’
    • ‘The luxe look of the past 20 years has been minimalism, but it is ruthlessly disciplined and fiendishly expensive to achieve.’
    • ‘Mini-mansions crowd its subdividing lots, and its luxe schools register ever higher test scores.’
    • ‘His designs here follow the same artfully deconstructed but romantically luxe æsthetic; and for the most part, he succeeded rather well.’
    • ‘A rich palette of country greens and browns, superb knits, tweeds as smooth as yoghurt and timelessly luxe romantic eveningwear had his super-elegant and very rich customers smiling.’
    • ‘Sew covers for the pillows out of luxe cranberry and chocolate browne fabrics (use fusible tape for a no-sew seaming option).’

noun

  • [mass noun] Luxury.

    ‘inside, the design reverts to turn-of-the-century luxe’
    • ‘The luxe hillside complex sleeps 16, boasts a staff of 10, and features a vast infinity pool, tennis courts and three vehicles for exploring the island.’
    • ‘This lust for luxe isn't a uniquely Scottish phenomenon.’
    • ‘I admit from the start that you could argue that this is not real luxury but a kind of ersatz variety, punk luxe, and maybe you would be correct.’
    • ‘Whether it be buckle-front carry-alls or laid-back hip swingers just like a postman bag, casual luxe for this season is truly defined.’
    • ‘The town, a ski resort in winter (and site of the 1956 Winter Olympics), is a kind of anti-Aspen: elegant and luxe yet warmly human, full of comfortable old hotels built in a blocky chalet style.’
    • ‘You'll also check out archaeological digs at ancient sites, see fresh mozzarella di bufala stretched by hand, and end the days with bacchanalian feasts and luxe rooms in cliff-perched palaces.’
    • ‘The ultimate classic in Russian travel is the Trans-Siberian Express, a legendary 17-day luxe train journey from Moscow to Vladivostok that rumbles for nearly 6,000 miles.’
    • ‘Clearly, we are talking serious luxe here: Orient-Express is an operation that can make a luxury apartment out of a cornflake packet.’
    • ‘It's an older set, including mature celebs who are big into luxe and women whose surnames suggest that they didn't marry the plumber from Peckham’
    • ‘Mini-mansions crowd its subdividing lots, and its luxe schools register ever higher test scores.’
    • ‘A rich palette of country greens and browns, superb knits, tweeds as smooth as yoghurt and timelessly luxe romantic eveningwear had his super-elegant and very rich customers smiling.’
    • ‘On this nine-day safari, you'll tag along with Bushmen on their daily hunting-and-gathering forays (while still bedding down in luxe lodges and camps).’
    • ‘The luxe Garneau Theatre presents a specially seasonal 25th anniversary screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 11: 59 on Saturday.’
    • ‘Were I one of the financially blessed, feeling the need for the ultimate in grande luxe quiet and stroking, I'd be booking the next long weekend right now.’
    • ‘The luxe look of the past 20 years has been minimalism, but it is ruthlessly disciplined and fiendishly expensive to achieve.’
    • ‘She expects to pine for the Chronicle's luxe test kitchen - which she helped set up - not to mention its herb garden and 20,000 bottle wine cellar.’
    • ‘‘Handcrafted and customised, or rare, almost museum-quality super luxe items will be in greater demand,’ Wesely-Clough predicts.’
    • ‘The latest luxe spot to raise a glass: in front of your own fireplace in one of the new L' Orangerie suites at the Royal Riviera.’
    • ‘Given their love of luxe, Leos tend to overindulge in delectably unnecessary high-fat and sugary goodies.’
    • ‘You'll pedal along dry riverbeds, slickrock, and narrow jeep tracks en route to each day's destination - luxe campsites or charming village inns.’

Origin

Mid 16th century: from French, from Latin luxus abundance. Compare with deluxe.

Pronunciation:

luxe

/lʊks//lʌks/