iridescent

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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 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.