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luminous

adjective uk   /ˈluː.mɪ.nəs/ us  
luminosity
noun [U] uk   /ˌluː.mɪˈnɒs.ə.tɪ/ us    /-ˈnɑː.sə.t̬i/
luminously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “luminous”
in Korean 야광의…
in Arabic مُضيء…
in French lumineux…
in Turkish ışıldayan, parlayan, parlak…
in Italian luminoso…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在黑暗中)發亮的,放光的, 夜光的…
in Russian светящийся…
in Polish świecący, fosforyzujący…
in Spanish luminoso…
in Portuguese luminoso…
in German Leucht-……
in Catalan lluminós…
in Japanese 夜光(性)の…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指在黑暗中)发亮的,放光的, 夜光的…
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