1. iris

noun. ['ˈaɪrəs, ˈaɪrɪs'] muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil which in turn controls the amount of light that enters the eye; it forms the colored portion of the eye.


  • tissue layer
  • pupil
  • optic
  • eye
  • oculus


  • continuant consonant
  • free
  • start
  • go on

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Rhymes with Iris

  • alarice
  • ambergris
  • barris
  • barris
  • beatrice
  • beatrice
  • boris
  • boris'
  • borris
  • caris
  • carris
  • childress
  • chloris
  • claris
  • clarisse
  • clarrisse
  • clitoris
  • cypress
  • cypris
  • darice

How do you pronounce iris?

Pronounce iris as ˈaɪrɪs.

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Sentences with iris

1. Noun, singular or mass
The iris and pupil of the eye aid in gathering up the light outside.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Varieties such as Dutch iris grow from the true bulbs while bearded and Siberian iris grow from rhizomes.

3. Adjective
is from the Iridaceae, or iris family.

Quotes about iris

1. [Iris] squeezed his hand. "Don't lose hope, Frank. Rainbows always stand for hope.
- Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune

2. Donde termina el arco iris,en tu alma o en el horizonte?Where does the rainbow end,in your soul or on the horizon?
- Pablo Neruda, The Book of Questions

3. Dead my old fine hopesAnd dry my dreaming but still...Iris, blue each spring
- Shushiki, Japanese Haiku

2. iris

noun. ['ˈaɪrəs, ˈaɪrɪs'] diaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening.


  • iris diaphragm
  • diaphragm


  • effector
  • inattention
  • begin

3. iris

noun. ['ˈaɪrəs, ˈaɪrɪs'] plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals.


  • Iris foetidissima
  • bulbous iris
  • bearded iris
  • blue flag
  • vernal iris
  • fleur-de-lis
  • Iris xiphioides
  • beardless iris
  • stinking iris
  • yellow flag
  • Iris versicolor
  • Persian iris
  • gladdon
  • Iris pseudacorus
  • iridaceous plant
  • Iris cristata
  • roast beef plant
  • genus Iris
  • yellow water flag
  • Iris verna
  • gladdon iris
  • sword lily
  • Iris persica
  • English iris
  • dwarf iris
  • southern blue flag
  • Iris virginica
  • stinking gladwyn
  • flag


  • action
  • activeness
  • beginning
  • attack