pearl·​ized ˈpər(-ə)-ˌlīzd How to pronounce pearlized (audio)
: given a pearlescent surface or finish

Examples of pearlized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deepa Gurnani Elizabeth Headband This graceful and texturally rich Deepa Gurnani Elizabeth headband mixes faux pearls with pearlized beads and shimmery glass stones in shades of bridal white. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 June 2023 Pearlized Easter Eggs Make a basket of pretty Easter eggs with just a few coats of pearlized paint. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Oct. 2022 Along with pearlized hip belts, the brand also debuted hip chains made out of its iconic handbag straps. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 Dec. 2019 Highlight the twinkle in your eye with Natasha Denona Super Glow Highlighter, a dynamic luminizer that delivers an effortless, pearlized shimmer. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, 30 July 2018 The paint finish is metallic, or somewhat pearlized. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, 27 June 2018 Too Faced Diamond Light Multi-Use Highlighter, which delivers multidimensional shimmer and a rich, pearlized finish. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, 29 Mar. 2018 Dropping March 15, the limited-edition sneaker collaboration between Swarovski and New Balance will feature unique embellishments like pearlized leather accents and embossing on the heel and tongue label., 8 Mar. 2018 Nearly eight months pregnant, Williams wears a stretchy dress with nautical stripes, her hair exquisitely cornrowed, with red and gold beads and cowries, her pearlized nails the color of pink champagne. Mario Testino, Vogue, 15 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pearlized was in 1927

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“Pearlized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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