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pellucid

[ puh-loo-sid ]

adjective

  1. allowing the maximum passage of light, as glass; translucent

    Antonyms: opaque

  2. pellucid waters.

    Synonyms: transparent

    Antonyms: opaque

  3. clear in meaning, expression, or style:

    a pellucid way of writing.

    Antonyms: obscure



pellucid

/ pɛˈluːsɪd /

adjective

  1. transparent or translucent
  2. extremely clear in style and meaning; limpid


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Derived Forms

  • ˌpelluˈcidity, noun
  • pelˈlucidly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • pel·lu·cid·i·ty [pel-, oo, -, sid, -i-tee], pel·lucid·ness noun
  • pel·lucid·ly adverb
  • subpel·lucid adjective
  • subpel·lucid·ly adverb
  • subpel·lucid·ness noun
  • subpel·lu·cidi·ty noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pellucid1

First recorded in 1610–20; from Latin pellūcidus, variant of perlūcidus “transparent, radiant”; per-, lucid

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pellucid1

C17: from Latin pellūcidus, variant of perlūcidus, from perlūcēre to shine through, from per through + lūcēre to shine

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Example Sentences

The fresh green blade of corn is like this—so pellucid, so clear and pure in its green as to seem to shine with colour.

Greatest miracle of all, a tiny stream of pellucid water was flowing down the Gulch.

Like some of our own pellucid waters, it is a Naiad of the purest kind, sleeping on coral and crystal couches.

She was enveloped in a cloud, a thick case guarding overtaxed mind and body, and shutting them in its pellucid chrysalis.

These wells were filled with water, and with a blue light, celestial in its loveliness,—a light ethereal and pellucid.

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