opaline

[oh-puh-lin, -leen, -lahyn]
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Origin of opaline

First recorded in 1775–85; opal + -ine1
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Examples from the Web for opaline

Historical Examples of opaline

  • Its nature is like opaline doves'-neck lustres, hovering and evanescent.

    Essays, First Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Viewed from the peak, the lakes sparkle like opaline gems in the sun.

    Birds of the Rockies

    Leander Sylvester Keyser

  • The little picture has all the opaline atmosphere of a Claude Lorraine.

    Ponkapog Papers

    Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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

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


British Dictionary definitions for opaline

opaline

adjective
  1. opalescent
noun
  1. an opaque or semiopaque whitish glass
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