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reflet

[ruh-fley]
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noun
  1. an effect of brilliance or luster due to the reflection of light on a surface, especially of pottery; iridescence.

Origin of reflet

1860–65; < French, earlier reflès < Italian riflesso reflection; see reflex
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Examples from the Web for reflet

Historical Examples

  • A great deal has been said of the reflet mtallique and stanniferous enamel, and notably of the discovery of the latter in Italy.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young

  • The vases a reflet mtallique are either blue, or white with yellow ornamentation.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young


British Dictionary definitions for reflet

reflet

noun
  1. an iridescent glow or lustre, as on ceramic ware

Word Origin

C19: from French: a reflection, from Italian riflesso, from Latin reflexus, from reflectere to reflect
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