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  1. having an iridescent luster resembling that of pearl; nacreous: healthy skin with a pearlescent glow.

Origin of pearlescent

1945–50; pearl + -escent, on the model of iridescent, opalescent, etc.

Words Nearby pearlescent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use pearlescent in a sentence

  • The Wired piece mentions a “pearlescent bumbag,” holding the aforementioned Raspberry Pi and additional components.

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