chatoyant


1cha·toy·ant

adjective \shə-ˈti-ənt\

Definition of CHATOYANT

:  having a changeable luster or color with an undulating narrow band of white light <a chatoyant gem>

Origin of CHATOYANT

French, from present participle of chatoyer to shine like a cat's eyes
First Known Use: 1816

Rhymes with CHATOYANT

2chatoyant

noun

Definition of CHATOYANT

:  a chatoyant gem

First Known Use of CHATOYANT

circa 1828

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