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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 ?
In evening's limpid air, What time the dew's soothings Unto the earth downpour, Invisibly and unheard-- For tender shoe-gear wear The soothing dews, like all that's kind-gentle--: Bethinkst thou then, bethinkst thou, burning heart, How once thou thirstedest For heaven's kindly teardrops and dew's down-droppings, All singed and weary thirstedest, What time on yellow grass-pathways Wicked, occidental sunny glances Through sombre trees about thee sported, Blindingly sunny glow-glances, gladly-hurting?
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.
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.
What an unspeakable luxury it was to slake that thirst with the pure and limpid ice-water of the glacier
From this great treasury of waters issue forth limpid streams, which, augmenting as they descend, become main tributaries of the Missouri on the one side, and the Columbia on the other; and give rise to the Seeds-ke-dee Agie, or Green River, the great Colorado of the West, that empties its current into the Gulf of California.
Thee in thy favourite fields, where the limpid, gently-rolling Thames washes thy Etonian banks, in early youth I have worshipped.
an oasis with limpid water, which reflected the iron trees
The clear streams and running brooks yielded their savoury limpid waters in noble abundance.
Above, the sky would be of a cold blue colour, save for a fringe of flame-coloured streaks on the horizon that kept turning ever paler and paler; and when the moon had come out there would be wafted through the limpid air the sounds of a frightened bird fluttering, of a bulrush rubbing against its fellows in the gentle breeze, and of a fish rising with a splash.
The water is of great depth, limpid, and supplied from a thousand springs.
As soon as we had packed up our wardrobe and valuables, we left Macdonald Hall, and after having walked about a mile and a half we sate down by the side of a clear limpid stream to refresh our exhausted limbs.
It was plain the limpid eyes of Raoul were troubled at this speech.