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Definitions and Synonyms of iridescent | Another word for iridescent | What is iridescent?

Definition 1: having a play of lustrous rainbow colors - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where iridescent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an iridescent oil slick
  • nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl
  • a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster

Synonyms for iridescent in the sense of this definition

(iridescent is similar to ...) emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts

"the sun was bright and hot" "a bright sunlit room"

Definition 2: varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where iridescent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • changeable taffeta
  • chatoyant (or shot) silk
  • a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent

Synonyms for iridescent in the sense of this definition

(iridescent is similar to ...) having much or varied color

"colorful autumn leaves"

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