And for the translucency of their yellower effects we must bring in the amber.
The former constitutes the body of the piece, the latter gives it its translucency.
The degree of translucency, considered apart, is sometimes called the "water" of the pearl.
On exposure to light much of the translucency and brilliancy is lost.
The surface I uncovered was fishy and glassy—a kind of semi-putrid congealed jelly with suggestions of translucency.
This serves to remove the yellowish cast and any translucency occasioned by plodding.
This translucency affects the luster and brightness of lumber.
The supreme beauty of glass is still in the purity, the brilliancy, the translucency of its colour.
Presently the translucency of the egg allows us to observe the fine segmentation of the tiny inmate.
It has also the lustre and translucency of gum; with somewhat of a pearly aspect at times.
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.