[ pur-lahyzd ]
/ ˈpɜr laɪzd /
resembling or made to resemble mother-of-pearl; iridescent: pearlized buttons.
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Origin of pearlized
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/ (ˈpɜːlaɪzd) /
having or given a pearly lustrea pearlized lipstick
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