displaying a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow.
an iridescent cloth, material, or other substance: new fall dresses of imported iridescents.
- ir·i·des·cent·ly, adverb
- non·ir·i·des·cent, adjective
- non·ir·i·des·cent·ly, adverb
- un·ir·i·des·cent, adjective
- un·ir·i·des·cent·ly, adverb
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How to use iridescent in a sentence
The birds’ flashy, iridescent feathers heat up more than other types of feathers, possibly making it harder to stay cool in hot, sunny conditions.Sunbirds’ dazzling feathers are hot, in both senses of the word | Jake Buehler | August 17, 2021 | Science News
It worked out though — the iridescent rhinestones on her dress complemented the sheen of the paisley design on his jacket beautifully.
Moss should’ve been the star of the Twilight movies, not humans, werewolves, or iridescent vampires.
Maybe it was the kelp’s iridescent colors, maybe the wonder of hoisting 15-foot walls of plants out of the water.
You can fill the final creation with iridescent film, like in the video, or something more silly such as homemade Silly Putty or growing dinosaurs.Make your own New Year’s ball, and 4 other family party ideas | Purbita Saha | December 31, 2020 | Popular-Science
New York in the 1920s was iridescent, and its boom was spontaneous.
Or on an iridescent gold and green suit detailed with iridescent green mirco-paillettes.Schiaparelli Returns to Couture at Paris Fashion Week | Liza Foreman | January 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I describe the pink hued iridescent bubbles in the bathtub, and the way they glide away from my skin as if it's made of silk.
It was paired with a sweater designed like an exaggerated version of a V-neck made in an iridescent knit.
iridescent colors came in combinations of deep reds, purples, golds, and greens.
In the clear light of a window at the woman's back, her hair, with a groundwork of crimson, was overshot with iridescent lights.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
People were walking about in purple and gold togas; on the house-tops were pigeons whose throats shone like iridescent beads.Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Through the sea haze Mitylene shines out like an iridescent bubble of light.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 | Ian Hamilton
He asked if I would dine with him some evening at the "iridescent," and I said it was not a time for dining at restaurants.
Then comes a ball to which I shall wear a frock all little fluttering iridescent draperies, suggesting an airy hummingbird.Polly the Pagan | Isabel Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for iridescent
displaying a spectrum of colours that shimmer and change due to interference and scattering as the observer's position changes
- iridescence, noun
- iridescently, adverb
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