[ir-i-des-uh nt] /ˌɪr ɪˈdɛs ənt/
displaying a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow.
an iridescent cloth, material, or other substance:
new fall dresses of imported iridescents.
displaying a spectrum of colours that shimmer and change due to interference and scattering as the observer’s position changes
1796, literally “rainbow-colored,” coined from comb. form of Latin iris (genitive iridis) “rainbow” (see iris). Related: Iridescently.
[non-ahy-ern] /nɒnˈaɪ ərn/ adjective, British. 1. . /ˌnɒnˈaɪən/ adjective 1. (of a fabric) composed of any of various man-made fibres that are crease-resistant and do not require ironing
[ahy-ron-ik] /aɪˈrɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. using words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning; containing or exemplifying : an ironic novel; an ironic remark. 2. of, relating to, or tending to use irony or mockery; . 3. coincidental; unexpected: It was ironic that I was seated next to my ex-husband […]
[ir-i-geyt] /ˈɪr ɪˌgeɪt/ verb (used with object), irrigated, irrigating. 1. to supply (land) with water by artificial means, as by diverting streams, flooding, or spraying. 2. Medicine/Medical. to supply or wash (an orifice, wound, etc.) with a spray or a flow of some liquid. 3. to moisten; wet. /ˈɪrɪˌɡeɪt/ verb 1. to supply (land) with […]
[ir-i-gey-shuh n] /ˌɪr ɪˈgeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the artificial application of water to land to assist in the production of crops. 2. Medicine/Medical. the flushing or washing out of anything with water or other liquid. 3. the state of being . n. “a supplying of water to land,” 1610s, from Latin irrigationem (nominative irrigatio) “a […]