rainbowlike
adjective see rainbow I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rainbowlike — adjective Resembling a rainbow; displaying a range of colours …   Wiktionary

  • rainbowlike — Synonyms and related words: burele, chatoyant, iridal, iridescent, iridial, iridian, irisated, irised, moire, mother of pearl, nacre, nacred, nacreous, nacry, opalescent, opaline, opaloid, pavonian, pavonine, pearl like, pearlish, pearly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rainbowlike — adj rainbowy, prismatic, prismatical, spectral; many colored, multicolored, multicolor, polychromatic, polychromic, versicolor, many hued, pavonine, colorful, brilliant; iridescent, irisated, pearly, opalescent, opaline, nacreous, nacred,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • iridescence — noun Date: 1804 1. a lustrous rainbowlike play of color caused by differential refraction of light waves (as from an oil slick, soap bubble, or fish scales) that tends to change as the angle of view changes 2. a lustrous or attractive quality or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rainbow — I. noun Date: before 12th century 1. an arc or circle that exhibits in concentric bands the colors of the spectrum and that is formed opposite the sun by the refraction and reflection of the sun s rays in raindrops, spray, or mist 2. a. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Brocken bow — /boh/ anticorona. [so called from frequent observation of the phenomenon by individuals standing on the BROCKEN at sunset] * * * ▪ natural phenomenon also called  Anticorona, Glory, Brocken Spectre, or Mountain Spectre,         the apparently… …   Universalium

  • dispersion — /di sperr zheuhn, sheuhn/, n. 1. Also, dispersal. an act, state, or instance of dispersing or of being dispersed. 2. Optics. a. the variation of the index of refraction of a transparent substance, as glass, with the wavelength of light, with the… …   Universalium

  • rainbow — rainbowy, rainbowlike, adj. /rayn boh /, n. 1. a bow or arc of prismatic colors appearing in the heavens opposite the sun and caused by the refraction and reflection of the sun s rays in drops of rain. Cf. primary rainbow, secondary rainbow. 2. a …   Universalium

  • iridescent — Synonyms and related words: burele, chatoyant, creamy, delicate, eggshell, flat, gloss, iridal, iridial, iridian, irisated, irised, light, mellow, moire, mother of pearl, nacre, nacred, nacreous, nacry, opalescent, opaline, opaloid, pale, pastel …   Moby Thesaurus

  • moire — Synonyms and related words: Dalmatian, antigorite, burele, butterfly, candy cane, chameleon, chatoyant, cheetah, chrysotile, confetti, crazy quilt, firedog, harlequin, iridal, iridescent, iridial, iridian, iris, irisated, irised, jaguar, leopard …   Moby Thesaurus

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