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Meaning of "chatoyance" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHATOYANCE

chatoyance  [ʃəˈtɔɪəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHATOYANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chatoyance is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHATOYANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chatoyancy

In gemology, chatoyancy, or chatoyance or cat's eye effect, is an optical reflectance effect seen in certain gemstones. Coined from the French "œil de chat," meaning "cat's eye," chatoyancy arises either from the fibrous structure of a material, as in tiger's eye quartz, or from fibrous inclusions or cavities within the stone, as in cat's eye chrysoberyl. The precipitates that cause chatoyance in chrysoberyl are the mineral rutile, composed mostly of titanium dioxide. There was no evidence of tubes or fibers in the samples examined. The rutile precipitates were all aligned perpendicularly with respect to cat's eye effect. It is reasoned that the lattice parameter of the rutile matches only one of the three orthorhombic crystal axes of the chrysoberyl, resulting in preferred alignment along that direction. Quartz cats-eye The effect can be likened to the sheen off a spool of silk: The luminous streak of reflected light is always perpendicular to the direction of the fibres. For a gemstone to show this effect best it must be cut en cabochon, with the fibers or fibrous structures parallel to the base of the finished stone.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHATOYANCE


alliance
əˈlaɪəns
ambiance
ˈæmbɪəns
ambience
ˈæmbɪəns
annoyance
əˈnɔɪəns
appliance
əˈplaɪəns
audience
ˈɔːdɪəns
clairvoyance
klɛəˈvɔɪəns
compliance
kəmˈplaɪəns
convenience
kənˈviːnɪəns
defiance
dɪˈfaɪəns
experience
ɪkˈspɪərɪəns
flamboyance
flæmˈbɔɪəns
joyance
ˈdʒɔɪəns
neuroscience
ˈnjʊərəʊˌsaɪəns
noyance
ˈnɔɪəns
reliance
rɪˈlaɪəns
resilience
rɪˈzɪlɪəns
science
ˈsaɪəns
upbuoyance
ˈʌpˌbɔɪəns
variance
ˈvɛərɪəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHATOYANCE

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chateau wine
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chatelaine
Chatham
Chatham Island
Chatham Islands
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Chatsworth House
chatta
Chattagam
Chattanooga
chatted
chattel
chattel house

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHATOYANCE

abeyance
advance
appearance
assistance
balance
chance
conveyance
dance
dispurveyance
distance
enhance
finance
France
imbalance
importance
insurance
maintenance
purveyance
reconveyance
surveyance

Synonyms and antonyms of chatoyance in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «chatoyance» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

chatoyance
1,325 millions of speakers

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chatoyance
570 millions of speakers

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chatoyance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

chatoyance
380 millions of speakers
ar

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chatoyance
280 millions of speakers

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chatoyance
278 millions of speakers

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chatoyance
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chatoyance
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chatoyance
220 millions of speakers

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Abang
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chatoyance
180 millions of speakers

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chatoyance
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

chatoyance
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngobrol
85 millions of speakers
vi

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chatoyance
80 millions of speakers

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chatoyance
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चॅटॉयन्स
75 millions of speakers

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chatoyance
70 millions of speakers

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Chatoyance
65 millions of speakers

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chatoyance
50 millions of speakers

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chatoyance
40 millions of speakers

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chatoyance
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

chatoyance
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

chatoyance
14 millions of speakers
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chatoyance
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

chatoyance
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chatoyance

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHATOYANCE»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHATOYANCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chatoyance

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHATOYANCE»

Discover the use of chatoyance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chatoyance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Painting and Finishing: Expert Advice from Start to Finish
Use very fine steel wool, fine nylon abrasive pads, or a stiff bristle scrub brush to apply paste wax to the floor, then wipe it off with rags. If you still have the rented buffer, use a lamb's wool pad to buff the wax. An old Chatoyance t; »-" :. O C R S .
Michael Dresdner, 2002
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Minerals of Nevada
"Apache tears" are small "droplets" of obsidian commonly found in volcanic tuff and perlite, or scattered about near where they were eroded from such rocks. " Moonstone" referred to here is obsidian that displays a play of color, or chatoyance, ...
Stephen B. Castor, Gregory C. Ferdock, 2004
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New Scientist
But had good Master Anselme the wit of Petronius and the tongue of Cicero he could not have matched the verbal jewellery of 6tincelant, petillement or chatoyance as you may see it in the eyes of a cat in the dark. The name of Bachou came to ...
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The English Woman's Journal
precious stones are cast aside from want of this consideration, especially with young collectors. It was only when I dropped it into water in a test tube and used the pocket lens, that its peculiar chatoyance was detected. Of course, the lapidary's ...
5
A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences
... analogous to terrestrial *grabens. The term is now used for any similar large valley on a planetary or *satellite surface. chatoyance See CHATOYANCY chatoyancy (chatoyance) The shimmering reflectance seen in a gemstone, from the ...
Michael Allaby, 2013
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Diamonds Are Forever: James Bond Series, #4
Come and try.But brother, you'd better be tops.” The eyes themselves had the rare quality of chatoyance. When jewels have chatoyance the colourin thelustre changes withmovementin thelight, and the colourof thisgirl's eyes seemedto vary  ...
Ian Fleming
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The Art of Making Selfbows
This glowing luminance is called chatoyance. Some osage also has striping like tiger/curly maple, usually accompanied by chatoyance. Chatoyance and tiger striping can add a lot to the beauty of a bow. There are several other woods that can ...
Stim Wilcox, 2009
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A Descriptive Catalogue of a New Collection of Minerals in ...
Adular Felspar, of a bluish-grey colour, with a silver-white chatoyance ; from Alliortok, Greenland. 700. Adular Felspar, of a greyish-white colour, exhibiting a pearl-blue opalescence ; from the mountain St. Gothard, Switzerland. 701. Adular  ...
Carl Ludwig Giesecke, 1832
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American Woodworker
Darker woods, like walnut, will not exhibit the chatoyance they show under oil- based finishes, and may appear pallid. Like oil-based poly varnish, waterborne can be brushed or sprayed. Waterborne coatings dry much faster than oil-based  ...
10
Traditional Trees of Pacific Islands: Their Culture, ...
Left to right: Blister figure, curl with color banding, dark light Chatoyance Koa wood is generally known for its red to brown color and for its light-refractive characteristics, known as chatoyance. This attribute can lend a hologram-like effect to ...
Craig R. Elevitch, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHATOYANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chatoyance is used in the context of the following news items.
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Arts Festival walkabout: 15 new things to see in 2015
Grimes (in booth GS3) said the patterns of the tree rings create a shimmery effect, similar to what gemologists call "chatoyance" (from the ... «DesMoinesRegister.com, Jun 15»
2
Brentano's Showroom a Bright Spot at NeoCon
We finally got to see people react to patterns from our upcoming Jubilee collection, like Chatoyance and Equinox, and that's affirmation for me ... «PR.com, Jun 15»
3
Food Stories: The other national bird
So what is about the butter chicken — the silken chatoyance of its curry, the utterly butterly finish of the dish, the entire experience or all of the ... «The Indian Express, Jun 15»
4
Robert Amos: Finding the inner glow of wood
“That's called chatoyance,” he informed me: a changing, undulating luminescence. “Do you see it in the wood, as the light hits it — the sheen of ... «Times Colonist, Jun 15»
5
Beyond Diamonds: Discover the Hidden Gems of Latin America and …
Larimar is not only graded according to color but also according to luster, luminosity, clarity, translucence, and chatoyance. Larimar is a ... «Nearshore Americas, Apr 15»
6
Avec LUX EZ3kiel irradie une lumière mouvante
LUX, grâce à la suavité et la chatoyance de sa production, pourrait presque nous convaincre que les machines ont une âme. Les sonorités ... «Unidivers, Nov 14»
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The Schiller Effect Makes Stone Seem to Light Up Internally
This is an example of another property, called chatoyance or chatoyancy. The most famous chatoyant stone is tiger's eye, but other stones can be chatoyant if ... «io9, Aug 14»
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Life at Myron Stratton Home ignited Colorado Springs poet …
"Transcendent Road Kill". vimeo.com/43554822. 3. "Chatoyance". vimeo.com/channels/ppldtv/63420417. 4. "Propitious". vimeo.com/43554825. «Colorado Springs Gazette, Aug 13»
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Sterling McCoy makes wormy, mossy, knotty, muddy logs shine
“I'm into grain chatoyance,” the optical reflective effect in a gem, like a cat's eye. McCoy's passion is to take a massive hunk of worm-infested, ... «Longview Daily News, Nov 12»
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Nexus 4 to get bumper accessory
But with all this glass in tow (there's another slab on the back covering the “chatoyance” sparkle effect) some are worried about durability. «Phandroid.com, Oct 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Chatoyance [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chatoyance>. Oct 2021 ».
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