verb (used with object), o·paqued, o·paqu·ing.
Origin of opaque
Synonyms for opaque
Related Words for opaqueimpenetrable, murky, cloudy, hazy, gloomy, frosty, thick, dull, dirty, blurred, unclear, uncertain, equivocal, unintelligible, arcane, incomprehensible, vague, dark, dim, dusky
Examples from the Web for opaque
Contemporary Examples of opaque
Under Sepp Blatter, its interminable head, the body has been opaque and corrupt.Best Way to Punish Putin? No World Cup
July 20, 2014
Jersey milk is thick and opaque, but Jersey cows produce much less of it—not enough to cover the coin.The Secret to This Ice Cream: Pampered Cows
Jane & Michael Stern
May 18, 2014
As I organized my umbrella and shed my dripping coat, she sipped something golden and opaque from a tall pint glass.Wine Snobs, There’s a Beer for You
April 5, 2014
Political rhetoric, of course, is traditionally the most opaque of all.Will Jargon Be the Death of the English Language?
March 30, 2014
After shaking, he pours the opaque, green liquid through a strainer and into a chilled champagne coupe.The Absinthe-Minded Porteños of Buenos Aires
March 10, 2014
Historical Examples of opaque
Daylight was scarcely visible through the opaque window-panes.
Around us were opaque mountains of clouds with irradiated edges.
Some days—and these were the most distressing of all—an opaque veil of smoke enveloped Paris.
But where is the opaque breath of the storm, where are the clouds?The Book of Khalid
The spores are broadly elliptic-fusiform, black, opaque, 107.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
verb opaques, opaquing or opaqued (tr)
Word Origin for opaque
early 15c., opake, from Latin opacus "shaded, in the shade, shady, dark, darkened, obscure," of unknown origin. Spelling influenced after c.1650 by French opaque (c.1500), from the Latin. Figurative use from 1761. Related: Opaquely; opaqueness.