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noun as in radiance

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In a cathedral, I can get a feeling of luminosity out of the numinous.

Maybe—maybe—some people might have seen a fluorescent luminosity in the original pigments.

I wanted to write fiction, which was what Barry was reading, and he had wrapped me in sentences like cords of luminosity.

The first rung consists of “standard candle” stars in and around our own galaxy that have well-defined luminosities, and which are close enough to exhibit parallax — the only sure way to tell how far away things are without traveling there.

It basically breaks our understanding of the luminosities and brightnesses that kilonovae are supposed to have.

These sculptures are in his typical style—figures molded out of colorful stainless steel with striking luminosity.

Nikos Kazantzakis had no problems writing a moving novel of beauty, profundity, and luminosity.

So the plan as of a few years ago in the back of people's minds was to go to a higher luminosity.

Our fellows were being hard beset to hold on to what they had won; there, where the horizon stood out with spectral luminosity.

The night grows dark, the wind rises and is cold, and the tide changes; so does the luminosity of the sea.

Other naturalists who have had opportunities of seeing the insect in its native regions strongly deny its luminosity.

The ideal method looks to the use of a very rich gas, and the burning of it with a maximum of luminosity.

Recently an extraordinary instance of luminosity was recorded as occurring in our own country.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to luminosity, such as: brightness, fluorescence, glow, light, and luminance.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.