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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
But in the presence of beauty-- look at the iridescence round the moon
Now that I look at you closely you seem all lighted up with an internal iridescence.
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.
Superior aging performance includes extended service life, good retention of tensile properties at high temperatures, reduced blooming and iridescence, and superior UV stability, according to the literature.
The Purple Emperor gets its name because of its size and colour, being ostensibly dark brown in hue but endowed with a scintillating purple iridescence on the wings of the male butterflies that is only visible under certain conditions.
Pearlescent pigments include line of silver and interference pigments for visual effects from the soft sheen of a pearl to the shimmering iridescence of a rainbow; and Goldbronze silica encapsulated gold bronze pigments in a wide range of particle sizes and color shades with improved heat resistance and color stability in order to meet demanding requirements.
Lines have never been absorbed by a dedicated cast better than they are here, and the company quicken the iridescence of this beautiful verse until the air in the theatre seems to shimmer with the intense beauty of it all.
Glamorous Alabaster and Iridescence designs round out Carr's fall assortment.