Definitions for iridescentˌɪr ɪˈdɛs ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot(adj)

    varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles

    "changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"

  2. iridescent, nacreous, opalescent, opaline, pearlescent(adj)

    having a play of lustrous rainbow colors

    "an iridescent oil slick"; "nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl"; "a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster"


  1. iridescent(Adjective)

    Producing a display of lustrous, rainbow-like colors; prismatic.

  2. iridescent(Adjective)

    Brilliant, lustrous, or colorful.

  3. Origin: Coined around 1800, from iris + -escent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Iridescent(adj)

    having colors like the rainbow; exhibiting a play of changeable colors; nacreous; prismatic; as, iridescent glass

  2. Origin: [L. iris, iridis, the rainbow: cf. F. iridescent.]

Anagrams of iridescent »

  1. cretinised, indiscreet, indiscrete

  2. Cretinised

  3. Indiscreet

  4. Indiscrete

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