pellucidity


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pel·lu·cid

 (pə-lo͞o′sĭd)
adj.
1. Admitting the passage of light; transparent or translucent. See Synonyms at clear.
2. Transparently clear in style or meaning: pellucid prose.

[Latin pellūcidus, from pellūcēre, to shine through : per-, through; see per- + lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

pel·lu·cid′i·ty, pel·lu′cid·ness n.
pel·lu′cid·ly adv.

pellucidity

the quality, state, or art of writing or speaking in a fashion that is easy to understand. — pellucidness, n. — pellucid, adj.
See also: Language Style
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pellucidity - free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
comprehensibility, understandability - the quality of comprehensible language or thought
monosemy - having a single meaning (absence of ambiguity) usually of individual words or phrases
focus - maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea; "the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion"
clearcutness, preciseness - clarity as a consequence of precision
perspicuity, perspicuousness, plainness - clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous
unambiguity, unequivocalness - clarity achieved by the avoidance of ambiguity
explicitness - clarity as a consequence of being explicit
2.pellucidity - passing light without diffusion or distortion
transparentness, transparence, transparency - the quality of being clear and transparent

pellucidity

noun
The quality of being clear and easy to perceive or understand:
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The generally pale colors--attaining, here and there, a passing luminosity--lent them a dreamlike pellucidity, but also conveyed a sense of determined and prosaic effort.
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RAIL: Just her hymn-like pellucidity. I remember Bishop somewhere listing the three cardinal virtues of a poet--accuracy, mystery, and something I forget.