Definition of iridescent
: having or exhibiting iridescence
Recent Examples of iridescent from the web
In one corner of this room, sheets of iridescent paper, brighter than pea soup, spread across the floor and partially up one wall like a wave.
A lingering construction worker in an iridescent-green vest strolled over to assess our plight.
But the peacock begonia has iridescent leaves—and that’s much weirder.
Kanye West wore a loosefitting metallic jacket and a pair of colored contact lenses that turned his eyes a kind of iridescent blue.
The pencils come in five different finishes including matte, satin, metallic, iridescent, and diamond.
There are other butterflies all around him, millions of them, perhaps an infinite number of them, colorful and iridescent, all flying in loose formation over this impossibly beautiful place.
Standing behind her were two ladies in immaculate matching gowns of iridescent silk.
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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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