Etymology
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chatoyant (adj.)

"changing in luster or color," like a cat's eye in the dark, 1816, from French chatoyant, past participle of chatoyer, from chat "cat" (see cat (n.)).

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Definitions of chatoyant

chatoyant (adj.)
varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles;
chatoyant (or shot) silk
Synonyms: changeable / iridescent / shot
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