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According to Dictionary.com, the adjective iridescent [ir-i-des-uhnt] means "displaying lustrous colors like those of the rainbow". I remember when my mother-in-law taught this word to my daughter Emmalie when she was only 2 years old, and she would amaze other adults by using the word (correctly!) in her conversations with them. Since then, the word has always brought a smile to my face. Here are a few sentence examples:
The iridescent bubble floated on the breeze until it popped.
Buzzing past on iridescent wings, the dragonfly
dipped down, hovered over the surface of the water
for a moment, then flew toward the setting sun.
She fingered the seashell, admiring
its smooth, iridescent interior.
Can you think of other things that are iridescent? How would you use the word in a sentence?