Simple Definition of translucent
: not completely clear or transparent but clear enough to allow light to pass through
Origin of translucent
Latin translucent-, translucens, present participle of translucēre to shine through, from trans- + lucēre to shine — more at light
First Known Use: 1607
Synonym Discussion of translucent
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>.
TRANSLUCENT Defined for Kids
Definition of translucent
: not transparent but clear enough to allow rays of light to pass through
Medical Definition of translucent
: permitting the passage of light; especially : transmitting and diffusing light so that objects beyond cannot be seen clearly
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