opalescent


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o·pal·es·cent

 (ō′pə-lĕs′ənt)
adj.
Exhibiting a milky iridescence like that of an opal.

o′pal·es′cence n.

opalescent

(ˌəʊpəˈlɛsənt)
adj
having or emitting an iridescence like that of an opal
ˌopalˈescence n

o•pal•es•cent

(ˌoʊ pəˈlɛs ənt)

adj.
1. exhibiting a play of colors like that of the opal.
2. having a milky iridescence.
[1805–15]
o`pal•es′cence, n.
o`pal•es′cent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.opalescent - 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"

opalescent

adjective iridescent, pearly, shimmering, lustrous, opaline, shot, prismatic, rainbow-coloured, polychromatic, rainbow-hued, nacreous opalescent blue glass
Translations

opalescent

[ˌəʊpəˈlesnt] ADJopalescente

opalescent

[ˌəʊpəˈlɛsənt] adjopalescent(e)

opalescent

adjschimmernd, opaleszierend
References in classic literature ?
On his chest, suspended from a single string of porpoise-teeth around his throat, hung a big crescent carved out of opalescent pearl-shell.
The evening daylight in the streets was large and luminous, opalescent and empty.
Then, half opening the lids, so as to show a slit of opalescent eyeball, he repeated, "I want nothing.
The first faint winter's dawn was beginning to appear, and we could dimly see the occasional figure of an early workman as he passed us, blurred and indistinct in the opalescent London reek.
It was large as a pigeon egg, a perfect sphere, of a whiteness that reflected opalescent lights from all colors about it.
They come in varied hues and shades: crystal-clear, milk-white, pure white (monax), pink, amber, green, opaque pale green (jadeite), pale blue, opaque pale blue (delphite), ultramarine, cobalt-blue, amethyst, opalescent, black, pearlized mustard, canary-yellow, royal ruby and fire.
And Dave Gibbs snapped this photo looking back on Loughborough with a very orange sun peeping through opalescent grey clouds, illuminating hay bales.
ASH NYC and Martin Lomazow, legacy owner of the site's original Dannenhoffer Opalescent Glassworks factory in Bushwick, are converting the 77,000 s/f space into a mixed-use building.
The innovative large-scale floral design is digitally printed with a soft, opalescent finish.
The installation's dominant element was Whast, a motorized Hoover-cwm-whale, opalescent the way most Conair products were in the 1980s, which lurched in the gallery's corner, where it rammed itself incessantly into a wall.
And, as a Scot, I'm happy to say my national preference for haddock won by a slim, opalescent flake.