Iridescence - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˌɪrɪˈdesns|
Brit.  |ˌɪrɪˈdesns|

noun

- the visual property of something having a milky brightness and a play of colors from the surface (syn: opalescence)

Examples

...the gemstone's distinctive iridescence is caused by light passing from one lamella of crystal to another...

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