There are 2 definitions of lustre in English:

lustre1

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌstə
 
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(US luster)

noun

[mass noun]
  • 2A thin coating containing unoxidized metal which gives an iridescent glaze to ceramics.
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    • The exhibition displays exquisite pieces made by fusing and blowing with top quality glass powders, precious metals, lustre and leafs from different countries.
    • The handmade QM2 teapots will be painted in gold lustre for the ship's first year, after which silver leaf will be used.
    • The most commonly seen items in this range are the Rouge Royale pieces, which have a deep red lustre finish with gilt decorations.
    Synonyms
  • 2.1Ceramics with an iridescent metallic glaze; lustreware: [as modifier]: lustre jugs
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    • At the same time, Iraqi potters developed luster glazes by adding metallic elements to the surface of the glazed piece before a second firing in the kiln.
    • The firm had always been keen to experiment with its styling and finishes, using both lacquer and lustre glazes, and it was this experience which enabled it to produce the Royale products.
    • Two white lustre horses rear up on the top shelf, symbols of life on the move - although Donald says there is no going back to the old life.
  • 3A fabric or yarn with a sheen or gloss: [as modifier]: lustre yarn
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    • The Wensleydale's primary value is in its fleece, which produces among the finest lustre wool in the world.
    • With their thick, ringletted coats the breed lays claim to producing the finest lustre wool in the world.
  • 3.1British A thin dress material with a cotton warp, woollen weft, and a glossy surface.
  • 4 [count noun] A prismatic glass pendant on a chandelier or other ornament: a chandelier dripping with glass lustres
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    • One of my little trees has been hauled in from the greenhouse, and at midnight, I will decorate it with spare chandelier lustres.
    • The thunderbolt (which became my primary magical tool for the next 8 years or so) was created with the help of Brother R.B.B., and formed from two glass chandelier lustres.
    • This attractive necklace is made from re-cycled TV screen beads, they are a lovely soft grey colour and sparkle like chandelier lustres.
  • 4.1A cut-glass chandelier or candelabrum.
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    • The stiff, hard Guardis on the walls, in which tin gondoliers were propelling iron gondolas on a leaden lagoon, were but faintly visible by the tentative light of the circle of candles in the quivering lustre chandelier.
    • The church lustre was dotted with candles, joyful melodies of volunteer singers with roaring bass and piercing contralto mingled with the chant of the choir.

Origin

early 16th century: from French, from Italian lustro, from the verb lustrare, from Latin lustrare 'illuminate'.

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There are 2 definitions of lustre in English:

lustre2

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌstə
 
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(US luster)

noun

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