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Meaning of OPALESCENT

Pronunciation:  `owpu'lesunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

OPALESCENT is a 10 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: bright, iridescent, nacreous, opaline, pearlescent
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O`pal*es"cent\, a.
Reflecting a milky or pearly light from the interior; having
an opaline play of colors.

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