Definition of pearlized in US English:


(British pearlised)


  • Made to have or give a luster like that of mother-of-pearl.

    • ‘Luxury yarn scarves and stoles in cashmere and alpaca or mohair, will come richly embellished with pearlized effects, embroidery or spangles.’
    • ‘They'll be pearlised with glitter.’
    • ‘A pearlized or metallic sandal would be another option.’
    • ‘Chanel's pearlized pink packaging for its latest fragrance, Chance, will appeal to the girl in everyone.’
    • ‘Then came pearlised, opaque and frosted polish.’
    • ‘The perfect bronzer should be slightly pearlized to reflect light off your face - the idea is to glow, not glitter!’
    • ‘The interior designer, says there is a distinct 1920s and 1930s feeling of refinement this season, created through the use of luxurious fabrics, mirrored and metallic surfaces and pearlised light fittings.’
    • ‘The brush-on pearlised colors in four shades are best applied on long hair when strands are held together and color stroked on from the root to the tip.’
    • ‘A pearlized lavender sandal or a very muted silver shoe will dissolve without being distracting.’
    • ‘Cohen also notes that pearlized pigments and metallics in eye shadows do not affect shelf life.’
    • ‘In 2004 pearlized finishes on rustic fabrics and metallic and shiny surface finishes will vie with embroidered fabric surfaces for attention.’
    • ‘Today, its delicate strength and its iridescent pearlized glaze is enthusiastically purchased the world over.’