Then the mist closed on them again, the city among the clouds was hidden from view, and the sky lost its translucence.
Its properties of translucence and refraction enabled skilful artists to perform marvels.
The translucence had a pathos for his intelligence which the pensive tilt of her head enhanced.
These localities all consist of the opaque varieties, with a slight degree of translucence in some places.
How express Nature, its translucence and mysterious unities, its mood never the same from hour to hour!
It differs chiefly from the dotted jaspers of Lake Michigan, in its translucence and green color.
After a little consideration, the priest kicked off his sandals and thrust his feet into its translucence.
Another cause for its brilliancy was that its translucence was not obscured by paint.
The earliest English porcelains were derived from the French, and, like them, owed their translucence to the use of glass.
In him righteousness and love were blended in the translucence of an utter simplicity and truth.
early 15c., from Medieval Latin translucentia, from Latin translucentem (see translucenct).
1590s, from Latin translucentem (nominative translucens), present participle of translucere "to shine through," from trans- "through" (see trans-) + lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)).
Allowing radiation (most commonly light) to pass through, but causing diffusion. Frosted glass, for example, is translucent to visible light. Compare transparent.