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opaline

[oh-puh-lin, -leen, -lahyn] /ˈoʊ pə lɪn, -ˌlin, -ˌlaɪn/
adjective
1.
of or like opal; opalescent.
Origin of opaline
1775-1785
1775-85; opal + -ine1
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  • It illuminated the dull water-meadows, evoking colour—iridescent, opaline tints—where colour had ceased to be.

    The Soul of Susan Yellam Horace Annesley Vachell
  • The little picture has all the opaline atmosphere of a Claude Lorraine.

    Ponkapog Papers Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • The Osmanli came on, slowly pushing that immense ripple across the opaline floors.

  • In the noonday light the intense, opaline pallor of her face was startling.

  • The opaline loveliness of the choirs clearstory grisaille has drawn from M. Viollet-le-Duc one of his most eloquent pages.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • The Boy was struck by a note that was almost horror in the opaline voice so near him.

    One Day Anonymous
  • Where once shone its opaline palisades is now but a field of crumpled ice.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • What moonlights must glitter there like millions of diamonds; what sunrises and sunsets must burn like opaline mist!

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • Some of them are as white as snow, some are opaline, and others are tinged with mineral colours.

    The Jenolan Caves Samuel Cook
  • The delicate skyey background of opaline tints and lustre made distinct and definite their majestic symmetry of outline.

British Dictionary definitions for opaline

opaline

/ˈəʊpəˌlaɪn/
adjective
1.
opalescent
noun
2.
an opaque or semiopaque whitish glass
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