Definition of chatoyance in English:

chatoyance

noun

  • See chatoyant

    • ‘Pieces showing an unusual crystal habit, distinctive pattern, or chatoyance, will have higher values.’
    • ‘The cause of its chatoyance can be embedded fibers of asbestos, as well as actinolite fibers.’
    • ‘The chatoyance is so bright in the best examples it makes it very difficult to get good pictures.’
    • ‘Another bad effect from diffuse lighting is that chatoyance is greatly diminished.’