Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. resembling opal in its iridescence
  • n. any of several minerals resembling opal

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. A semi-translucent glass, whitened by the addition of phosphate of lime, peroxid of tin, or other ingredients.
  • n. An opalina.

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

  • adj. having a play of lustrous rainbow colors

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Examples

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

    Automatic Typewriter

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

    The Fireworks Suspension Lamp by Xavier Lust

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Honeymoon

  • Some of the stalls were piled up with wonderful fish, crimson, green, rose, blue, opaline — fish that have spent their lives in coral groves under the warm, bright water.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Within the mistiness was a core, a nucleus of intenser light — veined, opaline, effulgent, intensely alive.

    The Moon Pool

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