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translucent

permitting light to pass through but diffusing it so that objects are not clearly visible: a translucent lampshade; lucid: a translucent description
Not to be confused with:
transparent – allows objects to be seen clearly through it: clear water is transparent; crystalline
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trans·lu·cent

 (trăns-lo͞o′sənt, trănz-)
adj.
Transmitting light but causing sufficient diffusion to prevent perception of distinct images.

[Latin trānslūcēns, trānslūcent-, present participle of trānslūcēre, to shine through : trāns-, trans- + lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

trans·lu′cence, trans·lu′cen·cy n.
trans·lu′cent·ly adv.
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translucent

(trænzˈluːsənt)
adj
allowing light to pass through partially or diffusely; semitransparent
[C16: from Latin translūcēre to shine through, from trans- + lūcēre to shine]
transˈlucence, transˈlucency n
transˈlucently adv
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trans•lu•cent

(trænsˈlu sənt, trænz-)

adj.
1. permitting light to pass through but diffusing it so that objects on the opposite side are not clearly visible: Frosted window glass is translucent.
2. easily understandable; lucid.
3. clear; transparent: translucent seawater.
[1590–1600; < Latin trānslūcent-, s. of trānslūcēns, present participle of trānslūcere to shine through = trāns- trans- + lūcēre to shine]
trans•lu′cence, trans•lu′cen•cy, n.
trans•lu′cent•ly, adv.
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trans·lu·cent

(trăns-lo͞o′sənt)
Transmitting light, but not clearly enough to be transparent. A translucent object causes enough diffusion of light that an object or image on the other side of it can only be seen indistinctly. Frosted glass is translucent. Compare transparent.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.translucent - allowing light to pass through diffusely; "translucent amber"; "semitransparent curtains at the windows"
clear - allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"
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translucent

adjective semitransparent, clear, limpid, lucent, diaphanous, pellucid The building is roofed entirely with translucent plastic.
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translucent

adjective
Admitting light so that objects beyond can be seen:
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Translations
نِصْف شَفّاف
průsvitný
gennemskinnelig
kirkasläpikuultava
hálfgegnsær
半透明な澄んだ
perregimasperregimumas
caurspīdīgs
yarı saydam

translucent

[trænzˈluːsnt] ADJtranslúcido
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translucent

[trænsˈluːsənt] adjtranslucide
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translucent

, translucid
adj glass etclichtdurchlässig; skindurchsichtig; translucent glassMilchglas nt; a prose of translucent clarityeine Prosa von brillanter Klarheit
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translucent

[trænzˈluːsnt] adjtraslucido/a
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translucent

(trӕnsˈluːsnt) adjective
allowing light to pass through, but not transparent. translucent silk.
transˈlucence noun
transˈlucency noun
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trans·lu·cent

a. translúcido-a, que deja pasar la luz.
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