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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

IRIDES'CENCE, n. Exhibition of colors like those of the rainbow.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the visual property of something having a milky brightness and a play of colors from the surface [syn: opalescence, iridescence]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1804 1. a lustrous rainbowlike play of color caused by differential refraction of light waves (as from an oil slick, soap bubble, or fish scales) that tends to change as the angle of view changes 2. a lustrous or attractive quality or effect <the agglomeration of power which…gives them a certain iridescence of glamor and superiority — Margaret Landon>

NOAA Weather Glossary

Brilliant patches of green or pink sometimes seen near the edges ofhigh- or medium-level clouds.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Iridescence Ir`i*des"cence, n. [See Iridescent.] Exhibition of colors like those of the rainbow; the quality or state of being iridescent; a prismatic play of color; as, the iridescence of mother-of-pearl.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Play of colors (like those of the rainbow).



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