iridescence

[ ir-i-des-uh ns ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈdɛs əns /

noun

iridescent quality; a play of lustrous, changing colors.

Origin of iridescence

First recorded in 1795–1805; irid- + -escence
Related formsnon·ir·i·des·cence, noun
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Word Origin and History for iridescence

iridescence


n.

1804, from iridescent + -ence. Related: Iridescency (1799).

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