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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Definitions for violescent

  1. Tending to a violet color: a violescent twilight sky.

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Citations for violescent
Scriabin's prelude is dark in color, violescent, like moiré unfurling in the evening wind. Gabriele D'Annunzio, Notturno
The portrait was vile, a dirty grey colour with large violescent patches. Emile Zola, Thérèse Raquin
Origin of violescent
1840-1850
Violescent is clearly related to the more common word violet. The suffix -escent means "beginning to show" as in the word luminescent.