Definition of chatoyancy in English:


Pronunciation /-ənsē/


See chatoyant

‘It is commonly fashioned into cabochons which is a cut that maximizes the chatoyancy of the mineral.’
  • ‘The enamel has incredible luster and chatoyancy with an overall hue of dark metallic golden bronze.’
  • ‘They discovered that embedded within the rippling chatoyancy lies a record of the tectonic movements that shaped the Earth.’
  • ‘There are many stones which exhibit chatoyancy to various degrees.’