V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: having various colors that change with movement and light

Synonyms: lustrous, opalescent, shimmering, pearly, prismatic, rainbow-colored

Antonyms: dull, drab, gray

Tips: Iridescent is derived from the Latin iris, which means "rainbow." Something iridescent is colorful and shiny, reminiscent of a rainbow.

Usage Examples:

New, iridescent fabrics are all the rage because they shine with different colors, depending on how light reflects off the fabric. (lustrous, colorful)

The iridescent wings of the Mayfly make it a favorite with collectors. (opalescent, colorful)

She wore iridescent opal earrings that reflected colors from the room. (shimmering, lustrous)

The iridescent fabric of the bridesmaid dresses shined in the sun. (lustrous, shimmering)

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