[ lim-pid ]
/ ˈlɪm pɪd /


clear, transparent, or pellucid, as water, crystal, or air: We could see to the very bottom of the limpid pond.
free from obscurity; lucid; clear: a limpid style; limpid prose.
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

Related forms

lim·pid·i·ty, lim·pid·ness, nounlim·pid·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for limpidity


/ (ˈlɪmpɪd) /


clear or transparent
(esp of writings, style, etc) free from obscurity
calm; peaceful

Derived Forms

limpidity or limpidness, nounlimpidly, adverb

Word Origin for limpid

C17: from French limpide, from Latin limpidus clear
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