- The definition of iridescent is something that has rainbow like colors.
An example of iridescent is the inside of an abalone shell.
An iridescent abalone shell.
iridescent definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Classical Latin iris, rainbow ; from Classical Greek rainbow (see iris) plush -escent
iridescent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Producing a display of lustrous, rainbowlike colors: an iridescent oil slick; iridescent plumage.
- Brilliant, lustrous, or colorful in effect or appearance: “The prelude was as iridescent as a prism in a morning room” (Carson McCullers).
- irˌi·desˈcent·ly adverb