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See definition of nacreous on Dictionary.com
  • as iniridescent
  • as inpearly

synonyms for nacreous

  • lustrous
  • pearly
  • shimmering
  • irised
  • many-colored
  • opalescent
  • opaline
  • polychromatic
  • prismatic
  • rainbowlike
  • frosted
  • iridescent
  • milky
  • off-white
  • fair
  • ivory
  • pearl
  • silver
  • opaline
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How to use nacreous in a sentence

It is seldom as much as half an inch in length, and has a nacreous interior.
BEAUTIFUL SHELLS OF NEW ZEALANDE. G. B. MOSS
It is an essentially beautiful and satisfying contribution to modern painting, this nacreous cubism of Marie Laurencin.
ADVENTURES IN THE ARTSMARSDEN HARTLEY
Two kinds of shell-substance are at once distinguishable in an oyster-shell, an outer brown, and an inner pearly or nacreous.
AN ELEMENTARY TEXT-BOOK OF THE MICROSCOPEJOHN WILLIAM GRIFFITH
The interior is nacreous, and of a greenish colour, with a white patch round the columella.
BEAUTIFUL SHELLS OF NEW ZEALANDE. G. B. MOSS
Shell not nacreous, without umbilicus, with prominent spire and polished surface.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 5VARIOUS
In manufacture the original external surface of the shell has been ground and polished to a nacreous surface.
A BURIAL CAVE IN BAJA CALIFORNIAWILLIAM C. MASSEY
He abominated the nacreous flesh tones of Titian, Correggio, or Rubens.
EGOISTSJAMES HUNEKER
The inner surface of all shells, if not actually nacreous, is always perfectly smooth.
THE SEA-BEACH AT EBB-TIDEAUGUSTA FOOTE ARNOLD
Inside it is white and nacreous, with a large brown area under the apex.
THE SEA-BEACH AT EBB-TIDEAUGUSTA FOOTE ARNOLD
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WORDS RELATED TO NACREOUS

  • irised
  • lustrous
  • many-colored
  • nacreous
  • opalescent
  • opaline
  • pearly
  • polychromatic
  • prismatic
  • rainbowlike
  • shimmering
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.