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. Why, you're actually SHINING!
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!--one feels--one feels--Perhaps if you married me--I'm half a poet, you see, and I can't pretend not to feel what I do feel.
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.
Apart from circumhorizontal arcs, the right combination of the sun and the cirrus clouds can also create other kinds of optical illusions that resemble rainbows, such as cloud iridescence (a diffraction phenomenon caused by small ice crystals individually scattering sunlight), infralateral arcs (formed when sun light enters horizontally oriented, rod-shaped hexagonal ice crystals through a hexagonal base and exits through one of the prism sides), and circumzenithal arcs (located at a considerable distance above the sun, they usually form a quarter of a circle centered on the zenith).
The soft pastels and bold jewel shades into striking neoclassical silhouettes had every piece shimmering into the spotlight with iridescence.
A new display art hologram exhibition called IRIDESCENCE is set to begin next month at the HoloCenter in New York.
The collection shimmers into the spotlight with iridescence. The energy and elegance of this landmark collection is encompassed through luxe fabrics in metallic shades.
The fans also made Project Iridescence. Before iKON did their encore, fans turned on their phone flashlights and sang "Don't Forget." They also created a rainbow sea of lights inside the arena.