Definition Of illustrious
well known, respected, and admired for past achievements.
his illustrious predecessor
Example Of illustrious
And so a sad and bitter end is brought to an illustrious player of immense quality.
As it happens, Cliff's illustrious career goes back a long way further than that.
Aside from your illustrious career as an actor, how many plays have you written?
Before we left he showed me the wrought iron gates which bore the names of Glasgow's most illustrious graduates.
Between his two spells at Elland Road came an illustrious career in Italy, with the Turin giants Juventus.