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Meaning of TRANSLUCENT

Pronunciation:  trans'loosunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  almost transparent; allowing light to pass through diffusely; "translucent amber"; "semitransparent curtains at the windows"
 

TRANSLUCENT is a 11 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: clear, semitransparent
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Trans*lu"cent\, a. [L. translucens, -entis, p. pr.
of translucere to shine through; trans across, through =
lucere to shine. See {Lucid}.]
1. Transmitting rays of light without permitting objects to
   be distinctly seen; partially transparent.

2. Transparent; clear. [Poetic] ``Fountain or fresh current .
   . . translucent, pure.'' --Milton.

         Replenished from the cool, translucent springs.
                                               --Pope.

Syn: {Translucent}, {Transparent}.

Usage: A thing is translucent when it merely admits the
       passage of light, without enabling us to distinguish
       the color and outline of objects through it; it is
       transparent when we can clearly discern objects placed
       on the other side of it. Glass, water, etc., are
       transparent; ground glass is translucent; a
       translucent style.

 

 

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