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[oh-puh-lin, -leen, -lahyn] /ˈoʊ pə lɪn, -ˌlin, -ˌlaɪn/
of or like opal; opalescent.
Origin of opaline
First recorded in 1775-85; opal + -ine1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It illuminated the dull water-meadows, evoking colour—iridescent, opaline tints—where colour had ceased to be.

    The Soul of Susan Yellam Horace Annesley Vachell
  • The little picture has all the opaline atmosphere of a Claude Lorraine.

    Ponkapog Papers Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • The Osmanli came on, slowly pushing that immense ripple across the opaline floors.

  • In the noonday light the intense, opaline pallor of her face was startling.

  • The opaline loveliness of the choirs clearstory grisaille has drawn from M. Viollet-le-Duc one of his most eloquent pages.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • The Boy was struck by a note that was almost horror in the opaline voice so near him.

    One Day Anonymous
  • Where once shone its opaline palisades is now but a field of crumpled ice.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • What moonlights must glitter there like millions of diamonds; what sunrises and sunsets must burn like opaline mist!

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • Some of them are as white as snow, some are opaline, and others are tinged with mineral colours.

    The Jenolan Caves Samuel Cook
  • The delicate skyey background of opaline tints and lustre made distinct and definite their majestic symmetry of outline.

British Dictionary definitions for opaline


an opaque or semiopaque whitish glass
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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