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Meaning of IRIDESCENT

Pronunciation:  `iri'desunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having a play of lustrous rainbow-like colors; "an iridescent oil slick"; "nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl"; "a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster"
  2. [adj]  varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; "changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"
 

IRIDESCENT is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: bright, changeable, chatoyant, colorful, colourful, nacreous, opalescent, opaline, pearlescent, shot
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ir`i*des"cent\ (?; 277), a. [L. iris, iridis, the
rainbow: cf. F. iridescent.]
Having colors like the rainbow; exhibiting a play of
changeable colors; nacreous; prismatic; as, iridescent glass.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: burele, chatoyant, creamy, delicate, eggshell, flat, gloss, iridal, iridial, iridian, irisated, irised, light, mellow, moire, mother-of-pearl, nacre, nacred, nacreous, nacry, opalescent, opaline, opaloid, pale, pastel, patinaed, pavonian, pavonine, pearlish, pearl-like, pearly, quiet, rainbowlike, rainbowy, sad, semigloss, simple, sober, soft, soft-colored, softened, soft-hued, somber, subdued, subtle, sweet, tender, tortoise-shell
 

 

 

 

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