pearl·​es·​cent | \ ˌpər-ˈle-sᵊnt How to pronounce pearlescent (audio) \

Definition of pearlescent

: having a pearly luster a pearlescent lacquer

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pearlescence \ ˌpər-​ˈle-​sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce pearlescent (audio) \ noun

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Examples of pearlescent in a Sentence

the sedan comes in an array of colors, with either a metallic or pearlescent finish
Recent Examples on the Web The prototype car's pearlescent yellow paint scheme is suggestive of a yellow paint popular on early Zs. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "Nissan gives us an early glimpse of its first new Z sports car in over a decade," 15 Sep. 2020 From a pearlescent blue inspired by balcony choirs to a burgundy sourced from Italian wine, scroll ahead for 12 new shades that will transport you to a balmy autumn evening in Milan, and bring some joy to your fingertips in the process. Megan Decker,, "OPI Dropped Its Autumn Nail Collection — & Every Shade Is Bellissima," 14 Aug. 2020 The gray-haired man in the pearlescent blue silk suit was Richard Reynolds: double entry, member of Congress from Delaware and multiple arrests for solicitation of a prostitute—no convictions. August Cole, Wired, "AI, AR, and the (Somewhat) Speculative Future of a Tech-Fueled FBI," 5 June 2020 Inside was an oceanic treasure trove: 10 pounds of Scottish salmon, a five-pound filet of yellowtail from Japan, a two-pound chunk of ruby-red Bigeye tuna from Hawaii, frozen jumbo shrimp and a jar of pearlescent orange trout roe. Los Angeles Times, "Restaurant vendors are now selling to the public. Here’s why it might hurt them instead of help.," 28 Apr. 2020 Next, stock up for mistletoe season with six new glitter lipsticks ($20 each) and five metallic and pearlescent lip glosses ($18.50 each). Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Exclusive: Here's Every Single Item in M.A.C.'s Holiday Collection," 7 Oct. 2019 Lucia Zolea presented a lily pad-like, pearlescent hair accessory, keeping her low pony in place. Akili King, Vogue, "Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Laura Harrier, Tracee Ellis Ross, and More," 10 Feb. 2019 Trick of the trade: To make a face appear younger, Jacob mixes a tiny drop of pearlescent pigment into foundation for a dewy, glowing finish. Jamie Rosen, Town & Country, "Prep Squad: Bridal Hair & Makeup," 20 Nov. 2013 Reflective finishes bring a subtle, pearlescent glow to a room. Christine Pittel, House Beautiful, "Designer Barry Dixon on Decorating a Capitol Hill Row House," 9 June 2011

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First Known Use of pearlescent

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Pearlescent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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