opaline

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

opal +‎ -ine.

AdjectiveEdit

opaline (comparative more opaline, superlative most opaline)

  1. resembling opal in its iridescence; having a milky white iridescence.

NounEdit

opaline (countable and uncountable, plural opalines)

  1. a clear to white liquid secreted by sea hares (genus Aplysia) that becomes viscous upon contact with water
    The attack on a sea hare by a spiny lobster causes release of the whitish opaline, followed the co-release of both opaline and ink.
  2. (mineralogy) any of several minerals resembling opal, including a variety of yellow chalcedony
  3. opal glass

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French opalin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌoː.paːˈli.nə/
  • Hyphenation: opa‧li‧ne
  • Rhymes: -inə

NounEdit

opaline f (uncountable)

  1. opal glass, opaline (type of opaque translucent glass)
    Synonym: opaalglas

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AdjectiveEdit

opaline (not comparable)

  1. opaline, made of opal glass

InflectionEdit

Inflection of opaline
uninflected opaline
inflected opaline
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial opaline
indefinite m./f. sing. opaline
n. sing. opaline
plural opaline
definite opaline
partitive opalines

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

opaline

  1. feminine singular of opalin

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

opaline

  1. feminine plural of opalino

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