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Definition of "iridescent" []

  • Producing a display of lustrous, rainbowlike colors: an iridescent oil slick; iridescent plumage. (adjective)
  • Brilliant, lustrous, or colorful in effect or appearance: "The prelude was as iridescent as a prism in a morning room” ( Carson McCullers). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "iridescent" in a sentence
  • "Also called iridescent shark catfish, Pangasius thrives in Vietnam's Mekong River."
  • "In denominations of 50, 100, 200 and 500 pesos, they look similar to existing bills but incorporate additional security measures such as iridescent bands and optically variable ink which appears to change color, depending on the angle from which it is viewed."
  • "September 24, 2009 at 4:39 pm sorry…i forgot to respond the first time…it’s called the iridescent butterfly top, and will be available in november only via wholesale…so you can visit your local boutique that carries fp, or nordstrom, or bloomingdales!"