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reflet

[ ruh-fley ]
/ rəˈfleɪ /
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noun
an effect of brilliance or luster due to the reflection of light on a surface, especially of pottery; iridescence.
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Origin of reflet

1860–65; <French, earlier reflès<Italian riflesso reflection; see reflex
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How to use reflet in a sentence

  • L'uvre d'un crivain doit tre non seulement le reflet, mais le reflet grossi de sa personnalit.

    Instigations|Ezra Pound
  • 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
  • The vases a reflet mtallique are either blue, or white with yellow ornamentation.

    The Ceramic Art|Jennie J. Young
  • Et les nuages, la nuit venue, est-ce qu'ils ne prenaient pas une teinte rougetre, semblable quelque reflet d'incendie?

British Dictionary definitions for reflet

reflet
/ (rəˈfleɪ) /

noun
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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