Definition of chatoyance in English:



See chatoyant

  • ‘Pieces showing an unusual crystal habit, distinctive pattern, or chatoyance, will have higher values.’
  • ‘The cause of its chatoyance can be embedded fibers of asbestos, as well as actinolite fibers.’
  • ‘The chatoyance is so bright in the best examples it makes it very difficult to get good pictures.’
  • ‘Another bad effect from diffuse lighting is that chatoyance is greatly diminished.’