• OPALESCENT (adjective)
The adjective OPALESCENT has 1 sense:
1. having a play of lustrous rainbow-like colors
Familiarity information: OPALESCENT used as an adjective is very rare.
Having a play of lustrous rainbow-like colors
an iridescent oil slick / nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl / a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster
bright (emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts)
Light cannot go through the object.