iridescent

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adjective ir·i·des·cent \ˌir-ə-ˈde-sənt\

Definition of iridescent

  1. :  having or exhibiting iridescence

iridescently

adverb

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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

1796


IRIDESCENT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of iridescent for English Language Learners

  • : shining with many different colors when seen from different angles


IRIDESCENT Defined for Kids

iridescent

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adjective ir·i·des·cent \ˌir-ə-ˈde-sənt\

Definition of iridescent for Students

  1. :  having iridescence


Medical Dictionary

iridescent

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adjective ir·i·des·cent \ˌir-ə-ˈdes-ənt\

Medical Definition of iridescent

  1. :  having or exhibiting a display of colors producing rainbow effects

iridescence

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