[ ruh-fley ]
/ rəˈfleɪ /


an effect of brilliance or luster due to the reflection of light on a surface, especially of pottery; iridescence.

Origin of reflet

1860–65; < French, earlier reflès < Italian riflesso reflection; see reflex Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for reflet

  • A great deal has been said of the reflet mtallique and stanniferous enamel, and notably of the discovery of the latter in Italy.

    The Ceramic Art|Jennie J. Young

British Dictionary definitions for reflet

/ (rəˈfleɪ) /


an iridescent glow or lustre, as on ceramic ware

Word Origin for reflet

C19: from French: a reflection, from Italian riflesso, from Latin reflexus, from reflectere to reflect
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