- trans·lu·cence, trans·lu·cen·cy, noun
- trans·lu·cent·ly, adverb
- sub·trans·lu·cence, noun
- sub·trans·lu·cen·cy, noun
- sub·trans·lu·cent, adjective
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How to use translucent in a sentence
Lay a piece of translucent paper over your design and use a pencil to fill in the areas that you want to be inked by the finished stamp.Make a custom rubber stamp to leave your mark on everything | Natalie Wallington | August 20, 2021 | Popular-Science
Scientists aboard Falkor discovered the translucent, scaleless Mariana snailfish in 2014 while surveying the Mariana Trench, the deepest place on Earth.The Evolutionary Wonders in the Deep Sea - Issue 102: Hidden Truths | Annie Roth | June 30, 2021 | Nautilus
Now Mayhe, a municipal veterinarian in nearby Mangaratiba, was motorboating across translucent waters to see for himself.People have abandoned hundreds of cats on a deserted Brazilian island. Officials aren’t sure how to save them. | Terrence McCoy | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Turmeric dyes translucent vermicelli noodles deep golden for a stunning and delicious vegetarian main.Recipes for rice noodle stir-fries and salads, to get you through thick and thin | Kari Sonde | May 31, 2021 | Washington Post
There’s beauty everywhere in the world, as you’re reminded when you see sunlight filtered through a piglet’s translucent ears in Viktor Kosakovskiy’s radiant documentary Gunda.
Like thinner and translucent for summer and warmer for winter.
When they are done, the casing has transformed from translucent membrane into chewy, wrinkled coat.
The translucent green polyester has been stretched into door handles, moldings, and even a telephone.
He used translucent fabrics to suggest nudity without ever really revealing very much.France’s Next Generation of Designers: Cédric Charlier, Nicolas Andreas Taralis, Anthony Vaccarello | Robin Givhan | September 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A new facade will be made from translucent plastic panels, with sliding sections that will let the park seem to enter the center.
A band of limestone also occurs at Templeton containing masses of a light-coloured translucent serpentine.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
Two of the four walls of the guest-room were of shoji, a lattice covered with translucent rice-paper.The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
Tatsu had, as rudely, reopened the shoji panels, tearing a large hole in the translucent paper.The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
Common camphor forms a translucent mass of hexagonal prisms, melting at 175 and boiling at 204.
As they waddled closer they puffed under the weight of heavy belts sagging with rows of odd, translucent instruments.Restricted Tool | Malcolm B. Morehart
British Dictionary definitions for translucent
allowing light to pass through partially or diffusely; semitransparent
- translucence or translucency, noun
- translucently, adverb
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Scientific definitions for translucent
Allowing radiation (most commonly light) to pass through, but causing diffusion. Frosted glass, for example, is translucent to visible light. Compare transparent.
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