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semitransparent

[sem-ee-trans-pair-uh nt, -par-, sem-ahy-]
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adjective
  1. imperfectly or almost transparent.
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Origin of semitransparent

First recorded in 1785–95; semi- + transparent
Related formssem·i·trans·par·en·cy, sem·i·trans·par·ent·ness, nounsem·i·trans·par·ent·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • They are semitransparent, and reddish; have a strong odour, and a smooth bark.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

  • Tom had already burst into the force area and cast himself upon the semitransparent tank of the spider men.

  • It exists in the form of irregular, semitransparent pieces, of a brownish-red color.

  • There is often coughing and spitting of little yellowish, semitransparent balls of mucus floating in a thinner secretion.