from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A female given name from the precious stone, invented in the nineteenth century.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • In that bay, which they call the Opal Bay, the golden sands appear more charming still from being fastened, like fair

    Swann's Way

  • This book does not have such a moment; Opal is and remains self centered; towards the end, she muses, "sitting on the front steps, I found it easy to believe that I was the only person in the world and that all the stars were meant for me."

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • The plagiarism, which occurred in Opal Mehta by author Kaavya Viswanathan, has really got me thinking.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Opal is not soft – it is the same hardness as glass, but it is brittle.

    Mexican fire opals

  • Opal is not unlucky – for centuries before this story, Opal had been considered to be a stone of good fortune.

    Mexican fire opals

  • 'I miss that dear Ivor,' she said, 'and I also miss your cousin Jasper and that little chap you call Opal; but what puzzles me most of all is the crowds and crowds of new girls who have arrived at the school, and the newest of them all is your sister.'

    Hollyhock A Spirit of Mischief

  • Roll on Monday morning and I call Opal to find out that, unlike Pipex, they don't accept recurring card payments.

    Codestore Activity Log

  • Opal, which is described by Shakespeare as a miracle and the Queen of Gems, is depicted as a symbol of hope, happiness and truth in the East.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Was very nice, nothing special, just a nice club, great music, called the Opal Lounge.


  • Nobody said a word to Opal and me, but there were plenty of nosy stares.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.