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Definition varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
  • The iridescent bubbles were beautiful.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
iridescent = varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
  • But the bird was almost out of sight now and nothing showed on the surface of the water but some patches of yellow, sun-bleached Sargasso weed and the purple, formalized, iridescent gelatinous bladder of a Portuguese man-of-war floating dose beside the boat.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • Iridescent feathers grew from his head, spreading down across his shoulders and back.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • I could already see the sky, iridescent and just beyond the water above me.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • The sea was an iridescent blue.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • I conjured for him electric skies and iridescent seas and evenings full of laughter and silly jokes.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Then came her cloglike shoes-"bakya"-then the iridescent seashells by her feet-"capiz"-then a woven bamboo mat-"banig"-that was laid out before her.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • In the late-day light, its maroon shell shone iridescent as mother-of-pearl.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Something like a bank of mist, but shot with quick iridescent flashes, hung over us.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • I hold it out on my palm and examine its iridescent surface in the sunlight.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • He could see the iridescent speckled pattern on the back.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • It was still there, like an iridescent bubble that floats for a while unbroken.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann's Way
  • The water they contained was covered with an iridescent film and it was full of dead flies, midges and spiders.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Women with iridescent feathers on their heads and trailing down their spines.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • He felt the dozing cat's purr of his kidneys, he felt the iridescent brilliance of his vesicles, he felt the humming blood in his arteries.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • A magpie flew up as she walked in, a flash of black and white and iridescent green, and settled in the branches of a yew tree, watching her.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • They were black and iridescent green and without number; and in front of Simon, the Lord of the Flies hung on his stick and grinned.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The iridescent painted cat she insisted I buy her is between us on the seat, and I can't wait to get home because it's scaring the crap out of me.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I popped a beer and sat out on the patio, staring into the iridescent blue water of the lit swimming pool.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • It's a weird, jarring effect, as if their heads are engulfed in a spinning, iridescent green fire.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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