Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Pronunciation of 

luminous

view main entry for luminousadjective  /ˈlumɪnəs/
Previous and next
American English pronunciation: luminousClick to listen to the pronunciation of luminous

derived word

luminosity

  /ˌlumɪˈnɑsəti/  noun [uncountable]
American English pronunciation: luminosityClick to listen to the pronunciation of luminosity

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

garbage patch

a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog