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1. Well known and very distinguished; eminent. See Synonyms at famous.
2. Obsolete Shining brightly.

[From Latin illūstris, from illūstrāre, to give glory to, shine upon; see illustrate.]

il·lus′tri·ous·ly adv.
il·lus′tri·ous·ness n.
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Adv.1.illustriously - in an illustrious manner; "Einstein, the illustriously famous physicist of the 20th century"


[ɪˈlʌstrɪəslɪ] ADJilustremente
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