Origin of translucent
Examples from the Web for translucency
These waving strata are distinguishable from one another by their different densities, and by their degrees of translucency.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
The supreme beauty of glass is still in the purity, the brilliancy, the translucency of its colour.
All china, then, has in a greater or less degree this quality of translucency.Pottery and Porcelain, from early times down to the Philadelphia exhibition of 1876|Charles Wyllys Elliott
And for the translucency of their yellower effects we must bring in the amber.The Heart of Nature|Francis Younghusband
The degree of translucency, considered apart, is sometimes called the "water" of the pearl.A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public|Frank Bertram Wade