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"luxury" in British English

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luxurynoun

uk   /ˈlʌk.ʃər.i/ us   /ˈlʌk.ʃɚ.i/
B1 [U] great comfort, especially as provided by expensive and beautiful things: to live in luxury a luxury cruise a luxury hotel
C1 [C] something expensive that is pleasant to have but is not necessary: luxuries, such as champagne and chocolate I like to buy myself little luxuries from time to time.
B2 [S or U] something that gives you a lot of pleasure but cannot be done often: A day off work is such a luxury.

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"luxury" in American English

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luxurynoun [C/U]

us   /ˈlʌk·ʃər·i, ˈlʌɡ·ʒər·i/
great comfort, esp. as provided by expensive and beautiful possessions, surroundings, or food, or something enjoyable and often expensive but not necessary: [U] a life of luxury [U] a luxury hotel [C] Having an extra bathroom was at first a luxury, but after we had children it became a necessity.
A luxury is also any unusual, enjoyable activity: [C] Sleeping late was a real luxury.
(Definition of luxury from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"luxury" in Business English

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luxurynoun

uk   /ˈlʌkʃəri/ us   plural luxuries
[U] the pleasure and comfort you get from expensive and beautiful things: I made money on shares and for a while I lived in luxury.a luxury apartment/car/yacht The market for luxury cars was badly hit by the recession.a luxury cruise/hotel/resort They plan to build a luxury hotel in Nairobi.luxury brands/goods/items The store sells luxury brands such as Prada and Chanel.
[C] something expensive which is pleasant to have but is not really necessary: He enjoys luxuries, such as champagne and caviar. Foreign travel is still an expensive luxury that many cannot afford.
[S] something that gives you pleasure or an advantage which you do not usually have: A day off work is such a luxury. I enjoyed the luxury of travelling business class. We cannot afford the luxury of delaying this decision.
(Definition of luxury from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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