Chatoyant

  • 1chatoyant — chatoyant, ante [ ʃatwajɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • v. 1760; de chatoyer ♦ Qui chatoie, a des reflets changeants. ⇒ 1. brillant, miroitant, moiré. Étoffe, pierre précieuse chatoyante. Plumage chatoyant. ♢ Fig. Style chatoyant, coloré et imagé. ● chatoyant,… …

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  • 2Chatoyant — Cha*toy ant, a. [F., p. pr. of chatoyer to be chatoyant, fr. chat cat.] (Min.) Having a changeable, varying luster, or color, like that of a changeable silk, or oa a cat s eye in the dark. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3chatoyant — [shə toi′ənt] adj. [Fr, prp. of chatoyer, to change luster like the eye of a cat < chat, cat] having a changeable color or luster [chatoyant silk] n. a gem or polished stone, as the cat s eye, with such luster chatoyance n. chatoyancy …

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  • 4Chatoyant — Cha*toy ant, n. (Min.) A hard stone, as the cat s eye, which presents on a polished surface, and in the interior, an undulating or wary light. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5chatoyant — chatoyant, ante (cha to ian, ian t ; d autres disent cha toi ian) adj. Qui chatoie. Étoffe, couleur chatoyante. •   Les mouches étaient toutes distinguées les unes des autres ; il y en avait de dorées, d argentées, de tigrées, de rembrunies, de… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 6chatoyant — CHATOYANT, ANTE. adj. Il se dit d Un objet dont la couleur varie, suivant la direction de la lumière qui le frappe. Couleur chatoyante. Étoffe chatoyante. Pierre chatoyante …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 7chatoyant — I. adjective Etymology: French, from present participle of chatoyer to shine like a cat s eyes Date: 1816 having a changeable luster or color with an undulating narrow band of white light < a chatoyant gem > II. noun Date: circa 1828 a chatoyant&#8230; …

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  • 8chatoyant — cha•toy•ant [[t]ʃəˈtɔɪ ənt[/t]] adj. 1) changing in luster or color: chatoyant silk[/ex] 2) jew (of a gemstone) reflecting a single streak of light when cut in a cabochon 3) jew a chatoyant gemstone, as a cat s eye • Etymology: 1790–1800; &LT; F …

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  • 9chatoyant — chatoyance, chatoyancy, n. /sheuh toy euhnt/, adj. 1. changing in luster or color: chatoyant silk. 2. Jewelry. reflecting a single streak of light when cut in a cabochon. n. 3. Jewelry. a cabochon cut gemstone having this reflected streak, as a&#8230; …

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  • 10chatoyant — adjective varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles changeable taffeta chatoyant (or shot) silk a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent • Syn: ↑changeable, ↑iridescent, ↑shot • Similar to …

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  • 11CHATOYANT — ANTE. adj. Il se dit Des objets qui, vus sous différents aspects, semblent changer de couleur, comme l oeil du chat. Étoffe chatoyante. Pierre chatoyante. Couleur chatoyante …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 12chatoyant — adjective /ʃəˈtɔɪənt/ Having a certain optical reflectance effect, which can be likened to the sheen of a spool of silk. See Also: chatoyancy …

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  • 13chatoyant — adj. having a changing luster, iridescent n. something that has changing luster, iridescent object (i.e. cat s eyes) …

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  • 14chatoyant — [ʃə tɔɪənt] adjective (of a gem) showing a band of bright lustre caused by reflection from inclusions in the stone. Derivatives chatoyance noun chatoyancy noun Origin C18: Fr., pres. participle of chatoyer to shimmer …

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  • 15chatoyant — cha·toy·ant …

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  • 16chatoyant — /ʃəˈtɔɪənt/ (say shuh toyuhnt) adjective 1. changing in lustre or colour. 2. Jewellery reflecting a single streak of light when cut in a cabochon. {French, present participle of chatoyer change lustre like a cat s eye, from chat cat} …

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  • 17chatoyant —   a. with lustre that seems different colours in different lights; n. stone which shines with a wavy band of light; cat s eye …

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  • 18CHATOYANT, ANTE — adj. Qui semble changer de couleur, comme l’oeil du chat, suivant les différents aspects sous lesquels il est vu, en parlant d’un objet. étoffe chatoyante. Pierre chatoyante. Couleur chatoyante. Par extension, Style chatoyant …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 19Au Rêve Chatoyant — (Souspierre,Франция) Категория отеля: Адрес: 2 route de Combemont, 26160 Souspierre …

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  • 20changeable chatoyant iridescent shot — colorful colorful adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}. Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed,&#8230; …

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