Definition of lustre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (especially US English luster) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈlʌstə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlʌstər//
    jump to other results
  1. 1the shining quality of a surface synonym sheen Her hair had lost its lustre. The shell had a beautiful pearly lustre.
  2. 2the quality of being special in a way that is exciting The presence of the prince added lustre to the occasion.
  3. compare lacklustre
    Word Originearly 16th cent.: from French, from Italian lustro, from the verb lustrare, from Latin lustrare ‘illuminate’.