Today’s Word : iridescent

Word : iridescent




adjective: Displaying a rainbow of colors that change when seen from different angles.


From Latin irido- (rainbow), from iris (rainbow, iris plant, diaphragm of the eye), from Greek iris. Iris was the goddess of rainbows in Greek mythology. Earliest documented use: 1794.


“Coast Guard pilots who have flown over the spill describe it as an iridescent sheen on the water.”
Travis Griggs; Crist: ‘It is in God’s Hands’; Pensacola News Journal (Florida); Apr 28, 2010.

Explore “iridescent” in the Visual Thesaurus.


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