Opalesce
Opalesce O`pal*esce", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Opalesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Opalescing}.] To give forth a play of colors, like the opal. [1913 Webster]

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  • opalesce — verb 1. reflect light or colors like an opal Distant clouds opalesce like pale brocade raindrops caught in a sunbeam seem to opalesce • Derivationally related forms: ↑opalescent, ↑opalescence • Hypernyms: ↑reflect, ↑shine …   Useful english dictionary

  • opalesce — /oh peuh les /, v.i., opalesced, opalescing. to exhibit a play of colors like that of the opal. [1810 20; back formation from OPALESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • opalesce — opal·esce …   English syllables

  • opalesce — /oʊpəˈlɛs/ (say ohpuh les) verb (i) (opalesced, opalescing) to exhibit a play of colours like that of the opal. {backformation from opalescent} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Opalesced — Opalesce O pal*esce , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Opalesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Opalescing}.] To give forth a play of colors, like the opal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Opalescing — Opalesce O pal*esce , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Opalesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Opalescing}.] To give forth a play of colors, like the opal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Semitransparency — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Semitransparency >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 semitransparency semitransparency opalescence milkiness pearliness Sgm: N 1 gauze gauze muslin Sgm: N 1 film film Sgm: N 1 mica mica mother …   English dictionary for students

  • iris — Synonyms and related words: Dalmatian, antigorite, baby blues, band, banjo eyes, bar, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, blotch, bright eyes, butterfly, candy cane, chameleon, check, checker, cheetah, chrysotile, clear eyes, confetti, cornea, crazy… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • opalescent — [ō΄pə les′ənt] adj. [ OPAL + ESCENT] showing a play of colors like that of the opal; iridescent opalesce vi. opalesced, opalescing opalescence n …   English World dictionary

  • iridesce — verb be iridescent The corals iridesced under the surface of the clear water • Derivationally related forms: ↑iridescent, ↑iridescence • Hypernyms: ↑be • Hyponyms: ↑opalesce …   Useful english dictionary

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