Definition of opaline in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈōpəlēn/
Pronunciation: /ˈōpəˌlīn/


another term for opalescent.
Example sentences
  • Sponges have an internal skeleton composed of needle-like elements called spicules, which can be composed of calcium carbonate, opaline silica, or fibres of the scleroprotein spongin.
  • Under the weight of the wild mushrooms, gnocchi, grilled fennel, and basil oil, opaline scallops simply disappear.
  • It is known that opaline silica is prone to dissolution on the sea floor.


1 another term for milk glass.
Example sentences
  • Claudia Roden says: This pudding is like opaline encrusted with little stones.
1.1Translucent glass of a color other than white.

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Syllabification: o·pal·ine

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