Word of the Day: Luminous

lu-mi-nous / ˈlü-mə-nəs




  1. brightly shining

You have been called to be who you are – the whole luminous light.

Debbie Ford, 1955-2013


  1. well-lit

At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear.

Norman Maclean, 1902-1990


  1. intellectually enlightening

There are some works so luminous…so powerful that they give us strength and force us to new understandings.

Hervé Le Tellier, 1957-


  1. clear; easily understood

A novel is not a summary of its plot but a collection of instances, of luminous specific details that take us in the direction of the unsaid and unseen.

Charles Baxter, 1947-