iridescent definition

  • adjective:
    • manufacturing a display of lustrous, rainbowlike colors: an iridescent oil slick; iridescent plumage.
    • Brilliant, lustrous, or colorful in place or appearance: "The prelude was since iridescent as a prism in a morning area” ( Carson McCullers).
    • yielding a display of lustrous, rainbow-like colors; prismatic.
    • Brilliant, lustrous, or colorful.
    • Having colors just like the rainbow; displaying a play of changeable colors; nacreous; prismatic. See iridescence.
    • differing in shade when present in different lights or from different angles
    • having a play of lustrous rainbow colors
  • others:
    • Exhibiting or offering colors like those for the rainbow; gleaming or shimmering with rainbow colors; more generally speaking, glittering with various colors which change based on the light where they've been viewed, regardless of just what the colors tend to be; lustrously versicolor; of changeable metallic sheen, as certain birds, pests, nutrients, glass, fabrics, etc.

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