Simple Definition of limpid
: perfectly clear
: clear and simple in style
Examples of limpid
the limpid waters of the stream
<her eyes are the blue of a limpid stream of water>
Origin of limpid
French or Latin; French limpide, from Latin limpidus, perhaps from lympha water — more at lymph
First Known Use: 1613
Synonym Discussion of limpid
clear, perspicuous, lucid mean quickly and easily understood. clear implies freedom from obscurity, ambiguity, or undue complexity <clear instructions>. perspicuous applies to a style that is simple and elegant as well as clear <a perspicuous style>. lucid suggests a clear logical coherence and evident order of arrangement <a lucid explanation>.
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up limpid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).