Definition of luxe in English:

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Pronunciation: /lʌks/
Pronunciation: /lʊks/


Expensive and of high quality; luxurious: the luxe 65-room Four Seasons hotel
More example sentences
  • In 1926, a Belgian boutique began selling smooth, indulgent chocolates in a luxe gold box.
  • Spend seven days exploring deep-sea life from a shamelessly luxe live-aboard yacht.
  • The material is metallic in a comfortable blue tone to give an effortless luxe look.


[mass noun]
Luxury: inside, the design reverts to turn-of-the-century luxe
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  • I admit from the start that you could argue that this is not real luxury but a kind of ersatz variety, punk luxe, and maybe you would be correct.
  • The town, a ski resort in winter (and site of the 1956 Winter Olympics), is a kind of anti-Aspen: elegant and luxe yet warmly human, full of comfortable old hotels built in a blocky chalet style.
  • She expects to pine for the Chronicle's luxe test kitchen - which she helped set up - not to mention its herb garden and 20,000 bottle wine cellar.


Mid 16th century: from French, from Latin luxus 'abundance'. Compare with deluxe.

Words that rhyme with luxe

crux, dux, flux, lux, tux

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