Definition of Iridesce

1. Verb. Be iridescent. "The corals iridesced under the surface of the clear water"

Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Opalesce
Derivative terms: Iridescence, Iridescent, Iridescent



Definition of Iridesce

1. Verb. (intransitive) To be iridescent; to exhibit iridescence. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Iridesce

irid
irid-
iridaceous
iridaceous plant
iridal
iridarsenite
iridate
iridates
irideal
iridectomies
iridectomy
iridencleisis
irideous
irideraemia
irides
iridesce (current term)
iridesced
iridescence
iridescences
iridescent
iridescent cloud
iridescent virus
iridescent ware
iridescently
iridesces
iridescing
iridesis
iridial
iridial part of retina
iridian

Literary usage of Iridesce

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

1. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1798)
"... of the lustre, the iridesce'icy, the fracture, and the disposition of the component parts, with such a degree of minuteness a:i to be very serviceable ..."

2. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"This species, characterized by its red bill, purplish colored head, 'neck and breast and absence of iridesce'nt markings, is abundant in the valley of the ..."

3. Technology of Cellulose Esters: A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the by Edward Chauncey Worden (1921)
"... transparent or highly polished surface will iridesce and "rainbow up," due to the tenuity of the film, which also may be too thin for proper protection. ..."

4. Celluloid, Its Raw Material, Manufacture, Properties, and Uses: Its Raw by Friedrich Böckmann, Charles Salter (1907)
"On the other hand, the layers of celluloid lacquer are so tenuous as to be invisible, and, if properly applied, they never iridesce on metallic surfaces. ..."

5. A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe: Being a (1858)
"The vapor crystallizes gradually, and coats the assay with small crystals which iridesce like mother of pearl (sesquioxide of antimony). ..."

6. System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe: Being a by George Washington Plympton (1868)
"The vapor crystallizes gradually, and coats the assay with small crystals which iridesce like mother of pearl (sesquioxide of antimony). ..."

7. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1798)
"... of the lustre, the iridesce'icy, the fracture, and the disposition of the component parts, with such a degree of minuteness a:i to be very serviceable ..."

8. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"This species, characterized by its red bill, purplish colored head, 'neck and breast and absence of iridesce'nt markings, is abundant in the valley of the ..."

9. Technology of Cellulose Esters: A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the by Edward Chauncey Worden (1921)
"... transparent or highly polished surface will iridesce and "rainbow up," due to the tenuity of the film, which also may be too thin for proper protection. ..."

10. Celluloid, Its Raw Material, Manufacture, Properties, and Uses: Its Raw by Friedrich Böckmann, Charles Salter (1907)
"On the other hand, the layers of celluloid lacquer are so tenuous as to be invisible, and, if properly applied, they never iridesce on metallic surfaces. ..."

11. A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe: Being a (1858)
"The vapor crystallizes gradually, and coats the assay with small crystals which iridesce like mother of pearl (sesquioxide of antimony). ..."

12. System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe: Being a by George Washington Plympton (1868)
"The vapor crystallizes gradually, and coats the assay with small crystals which iridesce like mother of pearl (sesquioxide of antimony). ..."

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