prismatic

adjective
pris·​mat·​ic | \ priz-ˈma-tik How to pronounce prismatic (audio) \

Definition of prismatic

1 : relating to, resembling, or constituting a prism
2a : formed by a prism
b : resembling the colors formed by refraction of light through a prism prismatic effects
3 : highly colored : brilliant prismatic lyrics
4 : having such symmetry that a general form with faces cutting all axes at unspecified intercepts is a prism prismatic crystals

Other Words from prismatic

prismatically \ priz-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce prismatic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of prismatic in a Sentence

with its prismatic plumage, the ruby-throated hummingbird is one of our garden's most prized visitors
Recent Examples on the Web The work is a seminal painting from her mature style, referred to as her kaleidoscopic or prismatic period. Kate Matthams, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Her prismatic hair and makeup echoed her tongue-in-cheek tunes in all the right ways — just as Lil Cherry intended. Devon Abelman, Allure, 25 Mar. 2022 Lizzo's pool pictures elicited daydreams of warm days spent gilded by the sun, as elsewhere, Doja Cat found her particularly prismatic brand of light, resulting in a makeshift rainbow makeup moment. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 13 Mar. 2022 The energy is that of a reckoning around the Race Man, the prismatic figure through which the notion of Black identity is formed. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 21 Feb. 2022 Indeed, on my own decidedly brown skin, all three shades are rich and prismatic. Jihan Forbes, Allure, 15 Feb. 2022 While Katy Perry, whose style M.O. is on the other side of the color spectrum, gravitates toward prismatic pieces such as technicolor knit dresses and eye-catching outerwear. Vogue, 11 Feb. 2022 Jeevan and Kirsten head east, the direction Frank liked to face in the mornings when the sun rose prismatic over the water. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 30 Dec. 2021 Battery maker Northvolt has started production at its Ett gigafactory in northern Sweden, with its first lithium-ion prismatic cell coming off the assembly line yesterday. Michael Taylor, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of prismatic

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 May 2022

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“Prismatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prismatic. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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prismatic

adjective
pris·​mat·​ic | \ priz-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce prismatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of prismatic

1 : relating to, resembling, or constituting a prism
2 : formed by a prism
3 : having such symmetry that a general form with faces cutting all axes at unspecified intercepts is a prism prismatic crystals

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