verb (used with object), o·paqued, o·paqu·ing.
- opal glass,
- opaque context,
- opaque projector,
Origin of opaque
Examples from the Web for opaque
Under Sepp Blatter, its interminable head, the body has been opaque and corrupt.
Jersey milk is thick and opaque, but Jersey cows produce much less of it—not enough to cover the coin.
As I organized my umbrella and shed my dripping coat, she sipped something golden and opaque from a tall pint glass.
Political rhetoric, of course, is traditionally the most opaque of all.
After shaking, he pours the opaque, green liquid through a strainer and into a chilled champagne coupe.
He stayed in his own room, a dim light penetrating the opaque window-panes.Rudy and Babette|Hans Christian Andersen
A creamy, opaque mixture of the oil and water, called an emulsion, will result.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
The Norumbia was off the Banks, and the second day of fog was cold as if icebergs were haunting the opaque pallor around her.The March Family Trilogy, Complete|William Dean Howells
And while guessing at the true character of this opaque central part, a circumstance occurs disclosing it.The Lone Ranche|Captain Mayne Reid
An opaque veil had been drawn quite across the heavens, through which we could not make out even the shape of the sun.The Mystery|Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
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.