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Meaning of NACREOUS

Pronunciation:  'neykreeus

WordNet Dictionary
  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]  consisting of or resembling mother-of-pearl

NACREOUS is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: bright, iridescent, opalescent, opaline, pearlescent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Na"cre*ous\, a. [See {Nacre}.] (Zo["o]l.)
Consisting of, or resembling, nacre; pearly.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: burele, chatoyant, creamy, delicate, eggshell, flat, gloss, iridal, iridescent, iridial, iridian, irisated, irised, light, mellow, moire, mother-of-pearl, nacre, nacred, 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