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1. Having a sheen or glow; gleaming: lustrous pearls. See Synonyms at bright.
2. Well-known or distinguished; illustrious: lustrous achievements.

lus′trous·ly adv.
lus′trous·ness n.
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the state or condition of being lustrous
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Beside the advantages of silk, such as its excellent mechanical softness, strength and lustrousness, new functions relying on electrical conductivity can be readily realised with the conductive fibres.
It is, therefore, plausible that minority students early in their student lives are not fully exposed to the lustrousness of art and opportunities in art education (and perhaps other majors as well).
dominance of brightness, saturation, lustrousness, etc.: Ainu?