Definitions for iridescence
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the visual property of something having a milky brightness and a play of colors from the surface
The condition or state of being iridescent; exhibition of colors like those of the rainbow; a prismatic play of color.
Any shimmer of glittering and changeable colors.
exhibition of colors like those of the rainbow; the quality or state of being iridescent; a prismatic play of color; as, the iridescence of mother-of-pearl
Origin: [See Iridescent.]
Iridescence is generally known as the property of certain surfaces that appear to change color as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes. Examples of iridescence include soap bubbles, butterfly wings and sea shells.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In clouds, iridescence is a byproduct of sunlight being diffracted by water droplets or ice crystals, causing the various wavelengths of light – which we see as colours – to emerge at different angles, as they reach the observer’s eye, the observer perceives a pattern of various colours as those different wavelengths reach his or her eye from distinct directions, rather than being jumbled together and appearing whitish.
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