Definition of iridescent
: having or exhibiting iridescence
Recent Examples of iridescent from the Web
The studio's two side walls are covered in iridescent tiles and reflect light streaming in from its large, horizontal window and cupola in the vaulted, pecky cypress ceiling.
To enhance her natural beauty, the former model’s complexion is glowing with a light, iridescent highlighter on her cheeks and a clear, glittery gloss on her lips.
Yesterday, Hamptons boutique Blue & Cream shared an Instagram video of Tiffany showing off some of her custom wares, which include an iridescent boxing glove and a purple diamond lightning bolt on a chain.
The short video highlighted a silver necklace that had an iridescent boxing glove charm on it.
Add an iridescent shimmer pigment on top of your eyelids.
One of my favorites is a rainbow iridescent one from my new collection.
Kendall also opted for something fun and easy wearing a scallop fringed gold group top with fitted, light wash mom jeans, hot pink velvet point toe Balenciaga heels, and an iridescent mini backpack.
Board a twilight cruise or walk to the end of the fishing pier to soak up iridescent end-of-day colors.
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Did You Know?
Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow, took messages from Mount Olympus to earth, and from gods to mortals or other gods, using the rainbow as her stairway. Iridescence is thus the glowing, shifting, colorful quality of a rainbow, also seen in an opal, a light oil slick, a butterfly wing, or the mother-of-pearl that lines an oyster shell.
First Known Use of iridescent
IRIDESCENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of iridescent for English Language Learners
: shining with many different colors when seen from different angles
IRIDESCENT Defined for Kids
Definition of iridescent for Students
: having iridescence
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