Definition of iridescent in English:

iridescent

Line breaks: iri|des¦cent
Pronunciation: /ˌɪrɪˈdɛs(ə)nt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

iridescence

noun
More example sentences
  • Luster, iridescence, and surface blemishes determine price, but so does size, color, shape, and unique matches of two or more pearls.
  • The ladybirds were being irresistibly drawn to the iridescence of the white material and by the time he was standing, smartly leaning on his cane, with his toes amid the washed up dead ladybirds.
  • Females are drabber, with subtle iridescence on overall grayish-brown bodies, spotted flanks, and a white teardrop surrounding each eye.

iridescently

adverb
More example sentences
  • The earrings glittered, shimmered, sparkled, twinkled and glinted, iridescently spangling and shinning beneath the white fluorescent lighting fixture.
  • The vision's dress was blue and silver at once, changing iridescently in the light as did the vision's eyes which swept the crowd with distant, ethereal sweetness.
  • Everything from citrus-colored sandals to spacey, iridescently rainbow platforms to classic colonial or Edwardian-style pumps were in demand.

Origin

late 18th century: from Latin iris, irid- 'rainbow' + -escent.

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