[lak-luhs-ter] /ˈlækˌlʌs tər/
brilliance or radiance; dull:
liveliness, vitality, spirit, or enthusiasm:
a lackluster performance.
a of brilliance or vitality.
also lack-luster, c.1600, first attested in “As You Like It,” from lack + luster. Combinations with lack- were frequent in 16c., e.g. lackland (1590s), of a landless man; lack-Latin (1530s), of an ignorant priest.
[lak-luhs-ter] /ˈlækˌlʌs tər/ adjective 1. brilliance or radiance; dull: lackluster eyes. 2. liveliness, vitality, spirit, or enthusiasm: a lackluster performance. noun 3. a of brilliance or vitality. /ˈlækˌlʌstə/ adjective 1. lacking force, brilliance, or vitality chiefly British English spelling of lackluster (q.v.); for spelling, see -re. adj. also lack-luster, c.1600, first attested in “As You […]
[lak] /læk/ noun 1. deficiency or absence of something needed, desirable, or customary: lack of money; lack of skill. 2. something missing or needed: After he left, they really felt the lack. verb (used with object) 3. to be without or deficient in: to lack ability; to lack the necessities of life. 4. to fall […]
[la-kloh] /laˈkloʊ/ noun 1. Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de [pyer ahn-brwaz frahn-swa shaw der-loh duh] /pyɛr ɑ̃ˈbrwaz frɑ̃ˈswa ʃɔ dɛrˈloʊ də/ (Show IPA), 1741–1803, French general and writer. /French laklo/ noun 1. Pierre Choderlos de (pjɛr ʃɔdɛrlo də). 1741–1803, French soldier and writer, noted for his novel in epistolary form Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782)
[luh-koh-nee-uh] /ləˈkoʊ ni ə/ noun 1. an ancient country in the S part of Greece. Capital: Sparta. 2. a city in central New Hampshire. /ləˈkəʊnɪə/ noun 1. an ancient country of S Greece, in the SE Peloponnese, of which Sparta was the capital: corresponds to the present-day department of Lakonia