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iridescence

[ir-i-des-uh ns] /ˌɪr ɪˈdɛs əns/
noun
1.
iridescent quality; a play of lustrous, changing colors.
Origin of iridescence
1795-1805
1795-1805; irid- + -escence
Related forms
noniridescence, noun
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Word Origin and History for iridescence
n.

1804, from iridescent + -ence. Related: Iridescency (1799).

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