Definition of luxe in English:

luxe

Pronunciation /ləks/

adjective

  • Expensive and of high quality; luxurious.

    ‘the luxe 65-room Four Seasons hotel’
    • ‘In 1926, a Belgian boutique began selling smooth, indulgent chocolates in a luxe gold box.’
    • ‘Spend seven days exploring deep-sea life from a shamelessly luxe live-aboard yacht.’
    • ‘The material is metallic in a comfortable blue tone to give an effortless luxe look.’
    • ‘Buy a dark purple suede bag or a plum velvet blazer for a luxe look.’
    • ‘In July, English shirtmaker Thomas Pink will launch The Traveller, a men's shirt in luxe Egyptian cotton.’
    • ‘His designs here follow the same artfully deconstructed but romantically luxe æsthetic; and for the most part, he succeeded rather well.’
    • ‘Topped off last year, it barely avoided losing half its height as luxe housing contracted.’
    • ‘When a luxe brand entrusts its production to a factory in Asia, it obviously saves money.’
    • ‘The luxe look of the past 20 years has been minimalism, but it is ruthlessly disciplined and fiendishly expensive to achieve.’
    • ‘Luxe food and surroundings, this is how the other half live.’
    • ‘The two pockets and extra long straps give a more casual bohhemian luxe feel to the bag.’
    • ‘The luxe hillside complex sleeps 16, boasts a staff of 10, and features a vast infinity pool, tennis courts and three vehicles for exploring the island.’
    • ‘Trophy trought and salmon are only part of the catch at these luxe western lodges.’
    • ‘Whether you're headed to the cabin or the corner café, fend off fall's chill with luxe sweaters and jackets made to last a lifetime’
    • ‘Mini-mansions crowd its subdividing lots, and its luxe schools register ever higher test scores.’
    • ‘Options range from the mother of all tourist traps Plataforma, to the still touristy but ever-popular Discoteca Help, to the painfully hip and luxe cigar bar/club Esch Cafe.’
    • ‘After clearing, we made our way into a slip in the seriously luxe ONE15 Marina, another 1,000 mile passage in the bag.’
    • ‘His preferences ran to luxe and volupte, but not calme; his designs teem with a mercantile profusion.’
    • ‘A rich palette of country greens and browns, superb knits, tweeds as smooth as yoghurt and timelessly luxe romantic eveningwear had his super-elegant and very rich customers smiling.’
    • ‘Sew covers for the pillows out of luxe cranberry and chocolate browne fabrics (use fusible tape for a no-sew seaming option).’

noun

  • Luxury.

    ‘inside, the design reverts to turn-of-the-century luxe’
    • ‘I admit from the start that you could argue that this is not real luxury but a kind of ersatz variety, punk luxe, and maybe you would be correct.’
    • ‘The town, a ski resort in winter (and site of the 1956 Winter Olympics), is a kind of anti-Aspen: elegant and luxe yet warmly human, full of comfortable old hotels built in a blocky chalet style.’
    • ‘She expects to pine for the Chronicle's luxe test kitchen - which she helped set up - not to mention its herb garden and 20,000 bottle wine cellar.’
    • ‘The ultimate classic in Russian travel is the Trans-Siberian Express, a legendary 17-day luxe train journey from Moscow to Vladivostok that rumbles for nearly 6,000 miles.’
    • ‘On this nine-day safari, you'll tag along with Bushmen on their daily hunting-and-gathering forays (while still bedding down in luxe lodges and camps).’
    • ‘You'll also check out archaeological digs at ancient sites, see fresh mozzarella di bufala stretched by hand, and end the days with bacchanalian feasts and luxe rooms in cliff-perched palaces.’
    • ‘The luxe Garneau Theatre presents a specially seasonal 25th anniversary screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 11: 59 on Saturday.’
    • ‘You'll pedal along dry riverbeds, slickrock, and narrow jeep tracks en route to each day's destination - luxe campsites or charming village inns.’
    • ‘‘Handcrafted and customised, or rare, almost museum-quality super luxe items will be in greater demand,’ Wesely-Clough predicts.’
    • ‘The luxe hillside complex sleeps 16, boasts a staff of 10, and features a vast infinity pool, tennis courts and three vehicles for exploring the island.’
    • ‘A rich palette of country greens and browns, superb knits, tweeds as smooth as yoghurt and timelessly luxe romantic eveningwear had his super-elegant and very rich customers smiling.’
    • ‘Were I one of the financially blessed, feeling the need for the ultimate in grande luxe quiet and stroking, I'd be booking the next long weekend right now.’
    • ‘Whether it be buckle-front carry-alls or laid-back hip swingers just like a postman bag, casual luxe for this season is truly defined.’
    • ‘The latest luxe spot to raise a glass: in front of your own fireplace in one of the new L' Orangerie suites at the Royal Riviera.’
    • ‘It's an older set, including mature celebs who are big into luxe and women whose surnames suggest that they didn't marry the plumber from Peckham’
    • ‘Clearly, we are talking serious luxe here: Orient-Express is an operation that can make a luxury apartment out of a cornflake packet.’
    • ‘Mini-mansions crowd its subdividing lots, and its luxe schools register ever higher test scores.’
    • ‘This lust for luxe isn't a uniquely Scottish phenomenon.’
    • ‘Given their love of luxe, Leos tend to overindulge in delectably unnecessary high-fat and sugary goodies.’
    • ‘The luxe look of the past 20 years has been minimalism, but it is ruthlessly disciplined and fiendishly expensive to achieve.’

Origin

Mid 16th century from French, from Latin luxus ‘abundance’. Compare with deluxe.

Pronunciation

luxe

/ləks/