opaline

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

opal +‎ -ine?

Adjective[edit]

opaline (comparative more opaline, superlative most opaline)

  1. resembling opal in its iridescence

Noun[edit]

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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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French opalin.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

opaline f (uncountable)

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

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Adjective[edit]

opaline (not comparable)

  1. opaline, made of opal glass

Inflection[edit]

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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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

opaline

  1. feminine singular of opalin

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

opaline

  1. feminine plural of opalino