Meaning of illustrious

il•lus•tri•ous

Pronunciation: (i-lus'trē-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. highly distinguished; renowned; famous: an illustrious leader.
  2. glorious, as deeds or works: many illustrious achievements.
  3. luminous; bright.
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