What does the word translucent mean?

  • [ Latin] Partly transparent; of substances, admitting light, but not allowing objects to be seen through them.

Usage examples for translucent

  1. The fragment detached grows visibly thinner and more translucent, its margin stretching out in an uneven fringe: the process is almost exactly like the unravelling of a spotless garment, the threads wavering and twisting as they are carried along by the current, diminishing till they fade and are lost in the ocean of blue. – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
  2. A back was also improvised, but this was formed of frames with panes of translucent paper, like our tissue paper, with sundry holes and rents. – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
  3. Under the vivid October sun the tawny grass seemed to be transmuted into something that shimmered, was translucent, and yet was firm, while the opposite wall, already faintly in shadow, rose by two degrees to snow- flecked mountains, faintly showing in the west and north. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  4. While he thus reflected, there seemed to flow into his mind a deep melancholy, which, like a dark liquid dropped into clear water, began to tinge and cloud the translucent tide. – Beside Still Waters by Arthur Christopher Benson

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