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Luminousness   Listen

The quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light.  Synonyms: brightness, brightness level, light, luminance, luminosity.

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"Luminousness" Quotes from Famous Books

... and near midnight, we pushed out again. My vigilance and susceptibility were rather sharpened than dulled by the waiting; and the features of the night had also deepened and intensified. Night was at its meridian. The sky had that soft luminousness which may often be observed near midnight at this season, and the "large few stars" beamed mildly down. We floated out into that spectral shadow-land and moved slowly on as before. The silence was most impressive. Now and then the faint yeap of some traveling ...
— Wake-Robin • John Burroughs

... through an air-tube is not necessary; and the luminous emission continues to take place, in the same way as when it is produced by the contact of the air with the real phosphorus of the chemists. Let us add that, in aerated water, the luminousness continues as brilliant as in the free air, but that it is extinguished in water deprived of its air by boiling. No better proof could be found of what I have already propounded, namely, that the Glow-worm's light is the effect ...
— The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles • Jean Henri Fabre

Words linked to "Luminousness" :   dull, incandescence, bright, luminescence, luminosity, glow, illuminance, illumination, brightness, physical property, luminance, light

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