Definition of opalescence in English:



  • See opalescent

    • ‘Also in this case, the formation of vesicles is suggested by the opalescence of the solution.’
    • ‘Glacier Park has quite a few mountains with living glaciers, and the runoff rivulets, creeks and rivers have an opalescence that is indescribably beautiful.’
    • ‘Moments of critical opalescence in the history of science - moments when a huge variety of scales are implicated - are not frequent.’
    • ‘The water in front of me beckons with the green-blue milky-white opalescence peculiar to reef shallows.’
    • ‘It is milky and turbid and represents a phenomenon known as critical opalescence.’