iridescent

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ir·i·des·cent

(ir'i-des'ent),
Presenting multiple bright refractile colors, typically as a result of optical interference when incident white light is broken into its spectral components when reflected back through several thin-layered films.
[G. iris, rainbow]

iridescent

Presenting a rainbow-like play of colours as in soap bubbles.
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The function of the second line, with the verb 'iritzar', meaning 'to gleam iridescently' (in Junoy, words conveying colour are often used to introduce the emotional element, as in 'Arcen-cel'), is to move the poem on from the tangible reality of the first line to the emotional content of the middle line, and then back again to the tangible reality of the last line.
She brings as much freshness to her task as ever, but over the years she has accumulated a wealth of confidence among musicians that enables her own skills to flower: exuberant clarity of diction, vowels gleaming iridescently, and a supple range of pitches and tones.
I watch as Sirius, shimmering iridescently as no diamond could ever hope to, slowly changes to a steady, opalescent gem as it rises in the eastern sky.