Definitions for opalescentˌoʊ pəˈlɛs ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•pal•es•centˌoʊ pəˈlɛs ənt(adj.)

  1. exhibiting a play of colors like that of the opal.

  2. having a milky iridescence.

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  1. 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. opalescent(Adjective)

    Exhibiting a milky iridescence like that of an opal.

  2. Origin: From . First attested in 1813.

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