iridescence


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ir·i·des·cence

 (ĭr′ĭ-dĕs′əns)
n.
The quality or state of being iridescent.

iridescence

the state or condition of being colored like a rainbow or like the light shining through a prism. — iridescent, adj.
See also: Color, Light
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iridescence - the visual property of something having a milky brightness and a play of colors from the surface
brightness - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
Translations
تَقَزُّح، تَلَوُّن بألوان قَوْس القُزَح
duhové zbarvení
farvestrålenhed
litbrigîi, litskrúî
dúhové sfarbenie
renkli parıltıyanardönerlik

iridescence

[ˌɪrɪˈdesns] Nirisación f

iridescence

n (liter)Irisieren nt; (of plumage also, of water)Schillern nt; (of opals, silk)Schimmern nt

iridescent

(iriˈdesnt) adjective
shining or glittering with the colours of the rainbow. Soap bubbles are iridescent.
ˌiriˈdescence noun
References in classic literature ?
The delicate iridescence of the London air gave the softness of a pastel to the gray stone of the buildings; and in the wharfs and storehouses there was the severity of grace of a Japanese print.
You feel like a disembodied spirit, immaterial; and you seem to be able to touch beauty as though it were a palpable thing; and you feel an intimate communion with the breeze, and with the trees breaking into leaf, and with the iridescence of the river.
Now that I look at you closely you seem all lighted up with an internal iridescence.
The huge pool of blood in front of her was already assuming the iridescence of coagulation; and when the sun rose a hundred prismatic hues were reflected from it.
But in the presence of beauty-- look at the iridescence round the moon
Rather was it a pearl, with the depth of iridescence of a pearl; but of a size all pearls of earth and time, welded into one, could not have totalled; and of a colour undreamed of in any pearl, or of anything else, for that matter, for it was the colour of the Red One.
We now stood amazed at the sight, for their blotched and warty skins were of a curious fish-like iridescence, and the sunlight struck them with an ever-varying rainbow bloom as they moved.
edu/2018/01/15/dinosaur-may-have-dazzled-mates-with-rainbow-ruff) University of Texas at Austin noted, while the iridescence, which could have helped it signal to potential mates, is newer.
Examples of holographic art were presented that were exhibited at the Iridescence exhibition in New York and Paris.
CoValence says they chose the name for their new Rose Crystal Eye Serum, because it's an "exquisite serum, which has a striking iridescence that dances between the colors of pink rose and blush when it is exposed to light.
In the summer months, using Touch of Silk on the body gives an enviable radiance and iridescence while repairing damage, continuing that coveted lustrous look from the face to the body.
He presents his collection of color photographs and explanations regarding sky colors, coronas and iridescence, rainbows and cloudbows, glories, shadows, water colors and glitter, halos and pillars, noctilucent clouds and aurora, and colors from polarization.