1. shimmery, shimmering, glistening, glittering, glittery, flickering, sparkling, shiny, shining, dazzling, reflective, reflectional; pearly, opalescent, opaline, mother-of-pearl, nacreous, nacred; kaleidoscopic, kaleidoscopical, changeable, changeful, variable, variant, varying.
2. multicolored, multicolor, polychromatic, polychromatic, of many colors or shades or hues, prismatic, prismatical, spectral, rainbowy, rainbowlike, colorful, brilliant; shot, variegated, varied, varicolored, parti-colored, marble, marbly, marmoreal, marmo-rean, streaked, motley.

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