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violescent

[ vahy-uh-les-uhnt ]
/ ˌvaɪ əˈlɛs ənt /
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adjective
tending to a violet color: a violescent twilight sky.
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Origin of violescent

1840–50; <Latin viol(a) violet + -escent
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How to use violescent in a sentence

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

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  • The yellow sunflashes, in falling from the house fronts, sharply outlined the violescent shadows.

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