[ vahy-uh-les-uhnt ]

  1. tending to a violet color: a violescent twilight sky.

Origin of violescent

1840–50; <Latin viol(a) violet + -escent

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

How to use violescent in a sentence

  • The portrait was vile, a dirty grey colour with large violescent patches.

    Therese Raquin | Emile Zola
  • The yellow sunflashes, in falling from the house fronts, sharply outlined the violescent shadows.