Definition of limpid
limpidityplay \lim-ˈpi-də-tē\ noun
limpidlyplay \ˈlim-pəd-lē\ adverb
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Examples of limpid in a Sentence
the limpid waters of the stream
her eyes are the blue of a limpid stream of water
Recent Examples of limpid from the Web
Ditto eyes: Smith spills plenty of ink on her characters’ limpid, luminous irises.
Lacking energy and forward motion, the work’s limpid simplicity soon lost its ability to hold attention.
If water sports are your thing, head to the famously limpid waters between and around the islands.
Burton Watson, whose spare, limpid translations, with erudite introductions, opened up the world of classical Japanese and Chinese literature to generations of English-speaking readers, died on April 1 in Kamagaya, Japan.
One of the broad-minded music club’s classical highlights this week is a tribute to the distinctive American composer, known for the limpid delicacy of his style.
Feng gave us more of his gorgeous, limpid tones in his encore, the Largo from J.S. Bach’s Sonata No.
Feng gave us more of his gorgeous, limpid tones in his encore, the Largo from J.S. Bach’s Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005.
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Did You Know?
Since the early 1600s, "limpid" has been used in English to describe things that have the soft clearness of pure water. The aquatic connection is not incidental; language scholars believe that "limpid" probably traces to "lympha," a Latin word meaning "water." That same Latin root is also the source of the word lymph, the English name for the pale liquid that helps maintain the body's fluid balance and that removes bacteria from tissues.
Synonym Discussion of limpid
LIMPID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of limpid for English Language Learners
: perfectly clear
: clear and simple in style
LIMPID Defined for Kids
Definition of limpid for Students
: perfectly clear limpid water
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