- allowing the maximum passage of light, as glass; translucent.
- clear or limpid: pellucid waters.
- clear in meaning, expression, or style: a pellucid way of writing.
Origin of pellucid
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1, 2. opaque. 3. obscure.
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Examples from the Web for pellucid
Peter was silent for a while, aware of the pellucid meaning of her "it."The Vagrant Duke
He believes in making music as pellucid to the hearers as clear water.A Day with Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Pellucid: colored, but transparent: sometimes applied when there is no color.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Soon they were all joyously stamping and dancing in what had so lately been a pellucid pool.A Book of Myths
Often the air is calm and pellucid, without a single cloud on high.An Iceland Fisherman
- transparent or translucent
- extremely clear in style and meaning; limpid
C17: from Latin pellūcidus, variant of perlūcidus, from perlūcēre to shine through, from per through + lūcēre to shine
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Word Origin and History for pellucid
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Admitting the passage of light; transparent or translucent.
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