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the state or quality of shining by reflecting light; glitter, sparkle, sheen, or gloss: the luster of satin.
a substance, as a coating or polish, used to impart sheen or gloss.
radiant or luminous brightness; brilliance; radiance.
–verb (used with object)
to finish (fur, cloth, pottery, etc.) with a luster or gloss.
–verb (used without object)
to be or become lustrous.
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Also, especially British , lustre.
1515–25; < Middle French lustre < Italian lustro, derivative of lustrare to polish, purify < Latin lūstrāre to purify ceremonially, derivative of lūstrum lustrum
1. See polish.
example; Old 500 got luster back