Examples of opaque in a Sentence
- In the opening hour, a group of strangers receive a maddeningly opaque cell-phone summons to join a secret cross-country race with a $32 million prize. The thing is, the summons can also be a threat (one competitor's wife is possibly being help captive), and the consequences of falling behind are murderous. —Tom Gliatto, People, 23 Apr. 2007
- The reality facing Rory Stewart was that he was sent into a collapsed rural region in a country of which he knew almost nothing, and in which he had to find his way through a maze of opaque tribal and religious relationships. —Robert Skidelsky, New York Review of Books, 5 Oct. 2006
- Arborio rice, the kind that grows in the Po Valley and gave rise to the wonderful dish risotto, has a tiny opaque white pearl on the inside that remains al dente, and starch on the outside that the grains release during cooking, making a creamy sauce. —Corby Kummer, Atlantic, March 1993
the opaque water of the muddy river
somehow listeners seem to connect with the songwriter, despite his deeply personal, often opaque lyrics
Recent Examples of opaque from the Web
But some signatories to the 2016 pact to cut supplies say that China’s huge and opaque store of oil needs to be taken into account after being ignored for years, according to OPEC officials.
In a bizarre and opaque tale of deception and intrigue, a Russian journalist detested by the Kremlin faked his own murder in Ukraine.
Those oils also help the pigments melt upon contact with your lips, resulting in shiny, juicy color that's rich and saturated, but not fully opaque.
At his confirmation hearing before the Senate in November, Bridenstine’s responses to a similar line of questioning were much more nuanced and opaque.
Broil the salmon for 6 to 8 minutes, or until just opaque and flaky.
For one thing, the student-loan industry is notoriously opaque and difficult to deal with.
Cable services have also spent years digging their own graves with bad service and opaque billing—both Comcast and Charter have regularly been among American companies most hated by their own customers.
The move adds a new degree of transparency to a process that users, the public and advocates have criticized as arbitrary and opaque.
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brain-dead, brainless, dense, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull, dumb, fatuous, half-witted, mindless, oafish, obtuse, pinheaded, senseless, simple, slow, stupid, thick, thickheaded, unintelligent, vacuous, weak-minded, witless;
OPAQUE Defined for English Language Learners
: not letting light through : not transparent
: difficult to understand or explain
OPAQUE Defined for Kids
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