Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or like opal; also, like some property of the opal; specifically, having an iridescence like that of the opal; bluish-white, reflecting prismatic hues, as the wings of certain insects.
  • noun A semi-translucent glass, whitened by the addition of phosphate of lime, peroxid of tin, or other ingredients.
  • noun An opalina.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An opaline variety of yellow chalcedony.
  • noun Opal glass.
  • noun An opaline color or expanse.
  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or like, opal in appearance; having changeable colors like those of the opal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective resembling opal in its iridescence
  • noun mineralogy any of several minerals resembling opal

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a play of lustrous rainbow colors

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Examples

  • Structure in chromed steel and diffusers in opaline blown glass.

    The Fireworks Suspension Lamp by Xavier Lust

  • His eyes were opaline, and he was built like a reed.

    Automatic Typewriter

  • Structure in chromed steel and diffusers in opaline blown glass.

    The ReLegs Chair by Jennifer Heier

  • I was predisposed to try a few of the perfumes because of my adoration for its turn-of-the-century glass sculptures, particularly those made of opaline, the milky translucent glass with gold and blue fire swirling within.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • I was predisposed to try a few of the perfumes because of my adoration for its turn-of-the-century glass sculptures, particularly those made of opaline, the milky translucent glass with gold and blue fire swirling within.

    Where is the Love for Lalique?

  • Reading that description made my day: "His most striking features are his opaline green eyes, which can be both alluring or intimidating, as need be."

    WARRIOR #34 DC Comics, 1995

  • "His most striking features are his opaline green eyes, which can be both alluring or intimidating, as need be."

    WARRIOR #34 DC Comics, 1995

  • The liquid was of an opaline hue, and bore a label with an inscription in Italian.

    The Woodlanders

  • They leant over the table together, and the milkwoman could see the opaline hue of the egg-fluid changing form as it sank in the water, but she was not near enough to define the shape that it assumed.

    Wessex Tales

  • Art glass: French Gallé picture frames; opaline boxes in white, green, turquoise.

    Honeymoon

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