Meaning of illuminative in English:


Pronunciation /ɪˈl(j)uːmɪneɪtɪv/ /ɪˈl(j)uːmɪnətɪv/


See illuminate

‘He says no one can prove there have been massacres, and the journalists linger on the illuminative qualities of the horizon - of the frame - the beauty of the light.’
  • ‘It is the final sentence which, in our judgment, is really illuminative, and although the court was there concerned with an application under section 78 it could equally well have been considering an application to stay the proceedings.’
  • ‘This shows that dialogue between scholars of different religious affiliations and different disciplines can be very illuminative and fruitful and can lead to a good understanding among the parties involved.’
  • ‘Her annotations are illuminative and sincere.’
  • ‘In the church we do know the power of the candle and its enormous capacities for setting mood and providing an illuminative context for worship and prayer.’