opal·​ine ˈō-pə-ˌlīn How to pronounce opaline (audio)
: resembling opal

Examples of opaline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An antique opaline-glass pendant light hangs above the marble dining table, which is surrounded by vintage chairs. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 23 Jan. 2023 And in 2008, in one of those small views, his team found opaline silica, the building block of opal. Emma Yasinski, Discover Magazine, 4 Feb. 2021 Made of aluminum subjected to PVD treatment, each is given a sandblasted opaline finish. Oren Hartov, Robb Report, 30 Nov. 2022 The opaline finish creates a subtle texture that works well with the gradient blue, which darkens only slightly toward the outer edge. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 23 Feb. 2022 The galvanized rose opaline dial has lovely blue appliques and the hands are pear shaped and blued. Matthew Catellier, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 Crafted in 18-karat white gold, the watch case is set with 84 baguette-cut sapphires and the crown is set with 16 more baguettes cut sapphires – all to reflect the beauty of the dark blue opaline dial with the lion constellation. Roberta Naas, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 The master bath’s custom mirror and Carrara marble–topped vanity are based on early-20th-century English furniture designs; the opaline glass pendant is vintage, and the artworks are by Lila de Nobili. Cynthia Frank, ELLE Decor, 13 Mar. 2018 Chrome comes in a few options including holographic chrome, opaline chrome and mirror chrome. Allison Carey, cleveland.com, 8 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of opaline was in 1784

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“Opaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opaline. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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