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[ruh-fley] /rəˈfleɪ/
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 Unabridged
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  • 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


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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