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  1. clear, transparent, or pellucid, as water, crystal, or air: We could see to the very bottom of the limpid pond.

  2. free from obscurity; lucid; clear: a limpid style; limpid prose.

  1. completely calm; without distress or worry: a limpid, emotionless existence.

Origin of limpid

First recorded in 1605–15, limpid is from the Latin word limpidus clear. See lymph, -id4

Other words from limpid

  • lim·pid·i·ty, lim·pid·ness, noun
  • lim·pid·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use limpid in a sentence

  • There was a clarity and limpidity about her trills and runs which surprised and delighted.

  • That of the king of France, called the Regent or Pitt diamond, remarkable for its form and its perfect limpidity.

  • “Yes,” said the doctor thoughtfully, as he stood trying to pierce the soft transparent limpidity of the coming night.

    Dead Man's Land | George Manville Fenn
  • The limpidity of her blue eye and a flickering dimple added much to the quaint comprehensiveness of her answer.

    T. Tembarom | Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Not only was his fidelity absolute, but there is a certain mysterious limpidity of gaze that reveals the soul of the sitter.

British Dictionary definitions for limpid


/ (ˈlɪmpɪd) /

  1. clear or transparent

  2. (esp of writings, style, etc) free from obscurity

  1. calm; peaceful

Origin of limpid

C17: from French limpide, from Latin limpidus clear

Derived forms of limpid

  • limpidity or limpidness, noun
  • limpidly, adverb

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