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Word: opalescent

Definition: iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence


Sentences Containing 'opalescent'

This work displays several features typical of the Tiffany style: opalescent glass, streaky (Kokomo) glass, drapery glass, and plating.

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