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adjective as in prismatic

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The opalescent, minty-green louche billows under the ice water droplets.

For a second the lily was enveloped in a milk-white foam, which disappeared, leaving the fluid opalescent.

Boris plunged in his hand and drew out an exquisite marble thing, blue-veined, rose-tinted, and glistening with opalescent drops.

The saline tracts between the prisms produce a milky or opalescent appearance.

We mounted to the upper deck, under the open sky, with its opalescent tints and shifting clouds to the west.

First, silvery threads of light began to weave along the bristling ridges of the east and opalescent flecks to glimmer overhead.

Two Venetian glass vases on the mantel gave out an opalescent gleam in the twilight.

When a great quantity of gelatin is present the filtrate will be opalescent instead of perfectly clear.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to opalescent, such as: bright, iridescent, opaline, pearly, and polychromatic.

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