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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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iridescent

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

iridescent

[ˌɪrɪˈdesnt] ADJiridiscente, irisado, tornasolado
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iridescent

[ˌɪrɪˈdɛsənt] adj (literary)iridescent(e)
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iridescent

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

[ˌɪrɪˈdɛsnt] adj (frm) → iridescente
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iridescent

(iriˈdesnt) adjective
shining or glittering with the colours of the rainbow. Soap bubbles are iridescent.
ˌiriˈdescence noun
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References in periodicals archive ?
Like his acts, the work is gratuitous and disputable; like them, it bursts into fireworks and iridescently burns away as each facet sends out flashes that answer other flashes.
Combined with the luster of the sun iridescently against the verdant hills and the gentle whiffling of the wind, sitting in the shade under one of the many giant rocks shall give you a magical place to stay still and contemplate the bounteous beauty of this world.
The subject under scrutiny is the Shimmer, which hovers ominously in the air nearby, pulsing iridescently like a fog made from plastic wrap.