Illustrious - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈlʌstriəs|  American pronunciation of the word illustrious
Brit.  |ɪˈlʌstrɪəs|  British pronunciation of the word illustrious

adjective

- widely known and esteemed(syn: celebrated, famed, famous, far-famed, notable, noted, renowned)

an illustrious judge

- having or conferring glory

an illustrious achievement

Examples

He has had an illustrious military career.

...an illustrious physicist who is a sure bet for a Nobel Prize...

She has had an illustrious career.

Wagner was just one of many illustrious visitors to the town.

...as the nexus for three great religions, Jerusalem has had a troubled as well as illustrious history...

...during the festival this ancient Italian city is bestrewn with banderoles celebrating its illustrious medieval heritage...

Milton, Spenser, and a long etcetera of illustrious names.

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