opalescent opalescent

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having a play of lustrous rainbow colors

Usage(s):

  1. Sure enough, in the first snare cowered a furry creature, pressing its soft white belly against the ground, upturning stricken, opalescent eyes.
  2. We saw numerous splotches among the cirrus clouds of gorgeous opalescent rose pinks, emerald greens and turquoise blues.

News

  • 'This factory should live forever'

    A Kokomo man walked into Jerome Durr's New York studio in 1982 looking to make a sale. "He said, 'What's it going to take for me to sell you Kokomo Opalescent Glass?'" Durr said Wednesday. The stained glass artist told the salesman he was looking for
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Kokomo Tribune

Quotes

  1. And there was the pier, reaching out into the bay, then as it does now, towards the ships passing silently on what Sidney Nolan, a sometime St Kilda resident, described as the "opalescent, uptilted plain of the sea".
    on Jan 20, 2007 By: Sidney Nolan Source: The Age

  2. "The Garcimarquesian voice," Pynchon wrote, has "been brought to a level where it can at once be classical and familiar, opalescent and pure, able to praise and curse, laugh and cry, fabulate and sing and when called upon, take off and soar."
    on Dec 8, 2006 By: Thomas Pynchon Source: New York Times

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