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Having luster; shining.‘large, lustrous eyes’
shiny, shining, satiny, glossy, gleaming, burnished, polished, radiant, bright, brilliant, luminousdazzling, sparkling, glistening, twinkling, shimmering, scintillatinglucent, irradianteffulgent, refulgentView synonyms
- ‘Numerous washings and applications of oil have imparted a lustrous black color to some of these sculptures.’
- ‘How was I going to tease her for having bird nest hair if she didn't and had beautiful, lustrous raven hair?’
- ‘Her lustrous black hair, down past her knees, was flowing wildly in an unfelt wind.’
- ‘In metallic objects there is a marked difference of brightness between the lustrous and the non-lustrous parts.’
- ‘Aethris then staggered out, clothes half-on and half-off, hair hanging down in lustrous waves.’
- ‘Her lustrous hair fell to either side of her heart-shaped face and framed it.’
- ‘Gideon smiled to himself, loving her laugh and the way it made her eyes twinkle like lustrous sapphires.’
- ‘Her hair was black, falling in lustrous midnight tresses to her waist, softly wavy.’
- ‘The lustrous black lacquer surface is embellished with a pattern of foliage and birds.’
- ‘Fabrics will be shining, lustrous and glamorous, with satin and silk the main focus.’
- ‘When you were 18, your hair was shiny and lustrous: what went wrong?’
- ‘Her hair was dark and lustrous, cascading around her sharp, foreign features like clouds.’
- ‘She is young, smiling, with Ian's lustrous dark hair and finely arched eyebrows.’
- ‘Furthermore, all of them seemed to have perfect leather jacket hair; dark, thick, lustrous.’
- ‘Her lustrous dark hair was twisted into a sophisticated French chignon at the base of her neck.’
- ‘Even now it is bursting with heavy fruit, fine tannins and a lustrous polished finish.’
- ‘Her hair, a lustrous shade of auburn, waves about her waxen face.’
- ‘Parker sadly noted the silvery tear tracks as he smoothed out her lustrous hair.’
- ‘Her lustrous brown hair, speckled with gray, was done up behind a petite crown upon her head.’
- ‘Her round face was becoming bonier and her formerly lustrous hair had lost most of its shine.’
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