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opalescent

adjective

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having a rainbowlike play of colors
  • once given away as a cheap prize at carnivals, this opalescent glass is now highly prized by collectors

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The first known use of opalescent was circa 1813

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“Opalescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/opalescent. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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