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synonyms for iridescent

  • lustrous
  • pearly
  • shimmering
  • irised
  • many-colored
  • nacreous
  • opalescent
  • opaline
  • polychromatic
  • prismatic
  • rainbowlike
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How to use iridescent in a sentence

The birds’ flashy, iridescent feathers heat up more than other types of feathers, possibly making it harder to stay cool in hot, sunny conditions.
SUNBIRDS’ DAZZLING FEATHERS ARE HOT, IN BOTH SENSES OF THE WORDJAKE BUEHLERAUGUST 17, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
It worked out though — the iridescent rhinestones on her dress complemented the sheen of the paisley design on his jacket beautifully.
PROM, AFTER A SENIOR YEAR INTERRUPTEDMELINDA FAKUADEJULY 23, 2021VOX
Moss should’ve been the star of the Twilight movies, not humans, werewolves, or iridescent vampires.
WHY AND HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN MOSS GARDENJOHN KENNEDYJULY 20, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Maybe it was the kelp’s iridescent colors, maybe the wonder of hoisting 15-foot walls of plants out of the water.
IS THE FUTURE OF FARMING IN THE OCEAN? (EP. 467)STEPHEN J. DUBNERJUNE 24, 2021FREAKONOMICS
You can fill the final creation with iridescent film, like in the video, or something more silly such as homemade Silly Putty or growing dinosaurs.
MAKE YOUR OWN NEW YEAR’S BALL, AND 4 OTHER FAMILY PARTY IDEASPURBITA SAHADECEMBER 31, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The collection features three kits that include a high-shine lip gloss, hand lotion and iridescent high-shimmer body spray inspired by each of their personalities.
KIMORA LEE SIMMONS TALKS BABY PHAT BEAUTY AND SELF-CAREHOPE WRIGHTSEPTEMBER 11, 2020ESSENCE.COM
This was an FZR400 spin-off named after a genus of iridescent South American butterfly.
22 OF THE WEIRDEST CONCEPT MOTORCYCLES EVER MADEBY JOHN BURNS/CYCLE WORLDSEPTEMBER 10, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
In the clear light of a window at the woman's back, her hair, with a groundwork of crimson, was overshot with iridescent lights.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
People were walking about in purple and gold togas; on the house-tops were pigeons whose throats shone like iridescent beads.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
Through the sea haze Mitylene shines out like an iridescent bubble of light.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME 2IAN HAMILTON
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WORDS RELATED TO IRIDESCENT

  • bright
  • iridescent
  • opaline
  • pearly
  • polychromatic
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.