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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.
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Adv.1.pellucidly - in a clear and lucid manner; "this is a lucidly written book"
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Beyond this the path wound through a forest of fir, where a wood wind wove its murmurous spell and a wood brook dimpled pellucidly among the shadows--the dear, companionable, elfin shadows--that lurked under the low growing boughs.
The brook that ran across the corner dimpled pellucidly in the shadows of the birches.
But while lauding that choice of terminology, Munoz said the SJC in Gomez had made "pellucidly clear" that the practical determination of viability should be left to the judge's discretion.
Having foreseen all of these events, Congress then must use statutory language that pellucidly covers the future problems and gives the agency the power to address them.
In that type of trial the decision-maker is obliged to set out pellucidly the entirety of his reasoning.
A colourful Petrushka found Andris as terpsichorean on the podium as any of the dancers would have been had this Stravinsky ballet been staged, preceded by a pellucidly otherworldly reading of Mozart's last Piano Concerto, the B-flat K595 from long-time CBSO favourite Lars Vogt.