pearlescent

pearlescent
   A kind of light that photographers in particular see in the sun's glow at dawn, citing its pearl-like qualities. This has been many photographers' favorite light in which to shoot photographs. Also see crepuscular, day for night, and nocturne.

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  • pearlescent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a lustre resembling that of mother of pearl …   English terms dictionary

  • pearlescent — [pər les′ənt] adj. having the lustrous, bluish gray or grayish white color of pearls or mother of pearl …   English World dictionary

  • pearlescent — adjective Date: 1936 having a pearly luster < a pearlescent lacquer > • pearlescence noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pearlescent — /peuhr les euhnt/, adj. having an iridescent luster resembling that of pearl; nacreous: healthy skin with a pearlescent glow. [1945 50; PEARL1 + ESCENT, on the model of IRIDESCENT, OPALESCENT, etc.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pearlescent coatings — Pearlescent or nacreous pigments have become very popular in the creation of luster effects in coatings. This has enabled the generation of new and unique color effects for automotive, industrial, cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications. The… …   Wikipedia

  • pearlescent — coloured like the surface of a pearl …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pearlescent — adjective pearl like, either in color or luster …   Wiktionary

  • pearlescent — adjective having a lustre resembling that of mother of pearl …   English new terms dictionary

  • pearlescent — pearl·es·cent …   English syllables

  • pearlescent — pearl•es•cent [[t]pərˈlɛs ənt[/t]] adj. cvb having an iridescent luster resembling that of pearl or mother of pearl; nacreous • Etymology: 1945–50; pearl+ escent, on the model of iridescent, opalescent, etc …   From formal English to slang

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