chatoyancy

noun
cha·​toy·​an·​cy | \ shə-ˈtȯi-ən(t)-sē How to pronounce chatoyancy (audio) \

Definition of chatoyancy

: the quality or state of being chatoyant

First Known Use of chatoyancy

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Chatoyancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chatoyancy. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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