[ loo-suhn-see ]
/ ˈlu sən si /
Save This Word!

the quality or degree of clarity or translucence:Suspended solids are an essential variable in assessing the lucency of the water, a key issue in the development of submerged vegetation.
a clear or translucent area:The chest x-ray showed a large lucency on the left hemithorax and a collapsed left lung.
Literary. a resplendent quality; radiance or brilliance:I felt a gradation move through what I beheld, like the sweep of lucency across a vast sheet of glazed light.
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Rarely lu·cence [loo-suhns] /ˈlu səns/ .

Origin of lucency

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use lucency in a sentence

  • How vividly it recalls a certain wild pool of strange, dim lucence where, for me, the trout would take no other lure.

    The Tent Dwellers|Albert Bigelow Paine
  • She gave herself time to adore the drapery, with its changes of meteoric lucence, before she rose and took it.

    Fennel and Rue|William Dean Howells