Definition of Chatoyant

1. Adjective. Varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles. "A dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"

Exact synonyms: Changeable, Iridescent, Shot
Similar to: Colorful, Colourful
Derivative terms: Changeableness, Iridesce, Iridescence



Definition of Chatoyant

1. a. Having a changeable, varying luster, or color, like that of a changeable silk, or oa a cat's eye in the dark.

2. n. A hard stone, as the cat's-eye, which presents on a polished surface, and in the interior, an undulating or wary light.

Definition of Chatoyant

1. Adjective. (context: jewelry) Having a certain optical reflectance effect, which can be likened to the sheen of a spool of silk. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chatoyant

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chatoyant

chatellany
chatfest
chatfests
chatkalite
chatless
chatline
chatlines
chatlog
chatlogs
chaton
chatons
chatoyance
chatoyances
chatoyancies
chatoyancy
chatoyant (current term)
chatoyants
chatoyment
chatroom
chatrooms
chats
chats up
chatshow
chatshows
chatspeak
chatta
chattas
chatted

Literary usage of Chatoyant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of Practical Assaying by John Mitchell (1868)
"... COMPARATIVE TABLE OF TUB WEIGHTS OF STONES POSSESSING A PLAY OF COLOURS (chatoyant). ... chatoyant ..."

2. An elementary treatise on mineralogy and geology: being an introduction to by Parker Cleaveland (1816)
"Quartz agathe chatoyant. Hint. Quartz liya- lin chatoyant. ... BROCHANT. •f Hence its name ; and hence the origin of the French term, chatoyant. ..."

3. Religious Truth, Illustrated from Science, in Addresses and Sermons on by Edward Hitchcock (1857)
"My eighth symbol will illustrate a chatoyant character. A chatoyant mineral exhibits a beautiful play of prismatic colors as it is turned around. ..."

4. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"... vi be chatoyant. châtrer, vt castrate; prune. chaud, a. hot; warm; fresh, recent; expensive. — m. heat. à —, with the use of heat, in a heated state, ..."

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