Meaning of TRANSLUCENT in English


— translucence, translucency , n. — translucently , adv.

/trans looh"seuhnt, tranz-/ , adj.

1. permitting light to pass through but diffusing it so that persons, objects, etc., on the opposite side are not clearly visible: Frosted window glass is translucent but not transparent.

2. easily understandable; lucid: a translucent explication.

3. clear; transparent: translucent seawater.

[ 1590-1600; translucent- (s. of translucens ), prp. of translucere to shine through. See TRANS-, LUCENT ]

Syn. 1. See transparent .

Ant. 1. opaque.

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