Meaning of nacreous in English:

nacreous

adjective

See nacre

  • ‘The dorsal ligament groove is overlain dorsally and flanked laterally by the nacreous middle shell layer.’
  • ‘They suggested that this species is similar in microstructure to modern unionid bivalves, which are externally prismatic and internally nacreous.’
  • ‘The distressed surfaces, with their flinty earth tones, cobalt blues and nacreous whites, hold light like rough alabaster.’
  • ‘Recycled glass tiles emit a nacreous sheen that changes throughout the day.’
  • ‘A solitary spot-light illuminates the stage, bathing the floorboards in a nacreous glow.’

Pronunciation

nacreous

/ˈneɪkrɪəs/