Definitions for iridescentˌɪr ɪˈdɛs ənt
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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"
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"
Producing a display of lustrous, rainbow-like colors; prismatic.
Brilliant, lustrous, or colorful.
Origin: Coined around 1800, from iris + -escent.
having colors like the rainbow; exhibiting a play of changeable colors; nacreous; prismatic; as, iridescent glass
Origin: [L. iris, iridis, the rainbow: cf. F. iridescent.]
cretinised, indiscreet, indiscrete
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