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]

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 — /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

  • 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

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