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ir·i·des·cent

 (ĭr′ĭ-dĕs′ənt)
adj.
1. Producing a display of lustrous, rainbowlike colors: an iridescent oil slick; iridescent plumage.
2. Brilliant, lustrous, or colorful in effect or appearance: "The prelude was as iridescent as a prism in a morning room" (Carson McCullers).

ir′i·des′cent·ly adv.

iridescent

(ˌɪrɪˈdɛsənt)
adj
displaying a spectrum of colours that shimmer and change due to interference and scattering as the observer's position changes
[C18: from irido- + -escent]
ˌiriˈdescence n
ˌiriˈdescently adv

ir•i•des•cent

(ˌɪr ɪˈdɛs ənt)

adj.
displaying a play of lustrous changing colors like those of the rainbow.
[1790–1800; < Latin īris rainbow]
ir`i•des′cence, n.
ir`i•des′cent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.iridescent - varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; "changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"
colorful, colourful - having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves"
2.iridescent - 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"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"

iridescent

adjective shimmering, pearly, opalescent, shot, opaline, prismatic, rainbow-coloured, polychromatic, nacreous iridescent bubbles
Translations
duhově měňavý
farvestrålende
kirjava
színjátszó
í regnbogalitum, litskrúîugur
vaivorykštės spalvųvaivorykštinis švytėjimas
zaigojošs
dúhovo sfarbený
gökkuşağı gibi renkler saçanrengârenk

iridescent

[ˌɪrɪˈdesnt] ADJiridiscente, irisado, tornasolado

iridescent

[ˌɪrɪˈdɛsənt] adj (literary)iridescent(e)

iridescent

adj (liter)irisierend; plumage also, water, bubbleschillernd; opals, silkschimmernd

iridescent

[ˌɪrɪˈdɛsnt] adj (frm) → iridescente

iridescent

(iriˈdesnt) adjective
shining or glittering with the colours of the rainbow. Soap bubbles are iridescent.
ˌiriˈdescence noun
References in periodicals archive ?
Granting my admiration for Kauffman's sensitive floriated and nacreous iridescences, I still waver with regard to the artist's frequent use of a shield- or tureen lid--like symmetry.
glasses in their pockets with all the iridescences of the canal, women
The center of everything is God out of the center I see luminous iridescences shot at the orbits of stars and of the innermost world.