adjective. having a play of lustrous rainbow colors.
Example sentences of the word pearlescent
1. Noun, singular or mass
Bismuth oxychloride creates a pearlescent glow to the skin and is known to cause problems for some women.
Look for products with a subtle pearlescent finish instead of those that are sparkly or shiny, which can make skin look aged.
3. Verb, past tense
Silverskin, that pearlescent membrane you see on some meat, separates muscle groups and tendons that connect the muscle group to bone.