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lim·pid

 (lĭm′pĭd)
adj.
1. Characterized by transparent clearness; pellucid. See Synonyms at clear.
2. Free from clouds or haze: a limpid sky.
3. Easily intelligible; clear: writes in a limpid style.
4. Easily or pleasantly heard; distinct: playing the violin with a limpid tone.
5. Flowing or moving gracefully: limpid movements of a dancer.

[Latin limpidus.]

lim·pid′i·ty, lim′pid·ness n.
lim′pid·ly adv.

limpid

(ˈlɪmpɪd)
adj
1. clear or transparent
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (esp of writings, style, etc) free from obscurity
3. calm; peaceful
[C17: from French limpide, from Latin limpidus clear]
limˈpidity, ˈlimpidness n
ˈlimpidly adv

lim•pid

(ˈlɪm pɪd)

adj.
1. clear, transparent, or pellucid, as water, crystal, or air.
2. free from obscurity; lucid; clear: limpid prose.
3. completely calm; without distress or worry.
[1605–15; < Latin limpidus]
lim•pid′i•ty, lim′pid•ness, n.
lim′pid•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.limpid - clear and bright; "the liquid air of a spring morning"; "eyes shining with a liquid luster"; "limpid blue eyes"
clear - allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"
2.limpid - transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity; "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent crystal"
clear - allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"
3.limpid - (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable; "writes in a limpid style"; "lucid directions"; "a luculent oration"- Robert Burton; "pellucid prose"; "a crystal clear explanation"; "a perspicuous argument"
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
clear - readily apparent to the mind; "a clear and present danger"; "a clear explanation"; "a clear case of murder"; "a clear indication that she was angry"; "gave us a clear idea of human nature"

limpid

adjective
2. understandable, clear, lucid, unambiguous, comprehensible, intelligible, perspicuous The speech was a model of its kind - limpid and unaffected.

limpid

adjective
1. Admitting light so that objects beyond can be seen:
2. Free from what obscures or dims:
Translations

limpid

[ˈlɪmpɪd] ADJ [water] → límpido, cristalino; [air] → diáfano, puro; [eyes] → claro

limpid

[ˈlɪmpɪd] adjlimpide

limpid

adjklar; liquid alsodurchsichtig; styleklar

limpid

[ˈlɪmpɪd] adj (liter) → limpido/a
References in classic literature ?
Presently we saw a curious thing: There were no clouds, the sun was going down in a limpid, gold-washed sky.
Near its southern termination, it received the contributions of another lake, whose waters were so limpid as to have been exclusively selected by the Jesuit missionaries to perform the typical purification of baptism, and to obtain for it the title of lake "du Saint Sacrement.
Moreover, as that of Heidelburgh was always replenished with the most excellent of the wines of the Rhenish valleys, so the tun of the whale contains by far the most precious of all his oily vintages; namely, the highly-prized spermaceti, in its absolutely pure, limpid, and odoriferous state.
BETWEEN six and nine we made ten miles, which was plenty for a horse carrying triple -- man, woman, and armor; then we stopped for a long noon- ing under some trees by a limpid brook.
That commonest of village sights was lacking here--the public pump, with its great stone tank or trough of limpid water, and its group of gossiping pitcher-bearers; for there is no well or fountain or spring on this tall hill; cisterns of rain-water are used.
Tom stirred up the other pirates and they all clattered away with a shout, and in a minute or two were stripped and chasing after and tumbling over each other in the shallow limpid water of the white sandbar.
All right then; limpid, salubrious: no gush of bilge water had turned it to fetid puddle.
an oasis with limpid water, which reflected the iron trees
The clear streams and running brooks yielded their savoury limpid waters in noble abundance.
Having nothing better to do, I thought of dragging these beautiful limpid waters, under which I saw a profusion of shells, zoophytes, and marine plants.
This fertile territory is watered by numerous small rivers and limpid streams, mostly tributaries of the Godavery.
Then let me stroll through the bright hours as they pass, in my garden among my flowers, or I will mount the hill and sing my song, or weave my verse beside the limpid brook.