Prismatic colors


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prismatic colors (Opt) the seven colors into which light is resolved when passed through a prism; primary colors. See Primary colors, under Color.
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    “Before a diamond shows its brilliancy and prismatic colors it has to stand a good deal of cutting and smoothing.”


In literature:

I suppose little George must have exhibited some prismatic colors of countenance, too.
"History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VI. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Double-Marriage Project, And Crown-Prince, Going Adrift Under The Storm-Winds--1727-1730" by Thomas Carlyle
He noted the prismatic colors in all the dewdrops upon a million blades of grass.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians" by Ambrose Bierce
Behind us the sea is glistening, and prismatic colors play upon the cliffs.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
The east quivered with prismatic colors and suddenly the sun appeared.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
I'll prod him again and just you note the prismatic coloring of his flames.
"Olympian Nights" by John Kendrick Bangs
The white color of the snow is caused by a combination of the prismatic colors of these snow crystals.
"Some Winter Days in Iowa" by Frederick John Lazell
The instrumental coloring is prismatic, all the registers of the strings being utilized with great deftness.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
The spray caught the sun and the prismatic colors added to the scene.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Iridicolor: any color so broken up as to reflect the prismatic hues.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Thus the boy had three prismatic colors for his use.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)" by Various

In news:

The new ZONEfree temporary cement contains prismatic, color-blending nanofillers that act like tiny beads of glass to reflect the color of any adjacent surface.