Definition of prismatic
1 : relating to, resembling, or constituting a prism
2a : formed by a prismb : 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
prismaticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ 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 of prismatic from the Web
Add to this the fact that sometimes a film inside the drops of water can create interference and alternative prismatic effects, and suddenly the rainbow becomes something far more complex – and ultimately more poetic.
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Definition of prismatic for English Language Learners
: using, containing, or shaped like a prism
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