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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The visual property of something having a milky brightness and a play of colors from the surface.

Usage examples (39)
  • How often has the light of a new idea sprung for me from a simple brochure! When one allows himself to be animated by new images, he discovers iridescence in the images...
  • For some time the dappled iridescence of the sky remained unbroken.
  • This is what we call iridescence without illumination.
  • The colors are caused by a phenomenon called iridescence, in which light is scattered by the laminated platelets on the feathers. for more
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