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Illuminated vs. Luminous

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Illuminatedadjective

irradiated by light, lit

Luminousadjective

emitting light; glowing brightly

Illuminatedadjective

(of a manuscript) decorated and illustrated.

Luminousadjective

brightly illuminated

Illuminatedverb

simple past tense and past participle of illuminate

Luminousadjective

Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright; as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color.

‘Fire burneth wood, making it . . . luminous.’; ‘The mountains lift . . . their lofty and luminous heads.’;

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Illuminated

rendered luminous by rays of light striking and reflecting; - used especially of illumination by artificial light.

Luminousadjective

Illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made the room luminous.

‘Up the staircase moved a luminous space in the darkness.’;

Illuminated

Adorned with pictorial or graphical designs, as a book or page with borders, initial letters, or miniature pictures in colors and gold, as was done in manuscripts of the Middle Ages; as, an illuminated manuscript.

Luminousadjective

Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a luminous mind.

Illuminatedadjective

provided with artificial light;

‘illuminated advertising’; ‘looked up at the lighted windows’; ‘a brightly lit room’; ‘a well-lighted stairwell’;

Luminousadjective

softly bright or radiant;

‘a house aglow with lights’; ‘glowing embers’; ‘lambent tongues of flame’; ‘the lucent moon’; ‘a sky luminous with stars’;

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