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chatoyant

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adjective cha·toy·ant \shə-ˈtȯi-ənt\

Definition of chatoyant

  1. :  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


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chatoyant

noun cha·toy·ant

Definition of chatoyant

  1. :  a chatoyant gem



Circa 1828

First Known Use of chatoyant

circa 1828


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