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
To satisfy the chilling requirement, many gardeners sow seeds in clear or opaque plastic containers such as milk or soda bottles punched with drainage holes.
Turn pieces over and continue to cook about 3 minutes — just until fish is opaque throughout.
Much of the process to repeal and replace Obamacare has been opaque, with important decisions taking place in private meetings behind closed doors — something Republicans criticized the Democrats for during the creation of the Affordable Care Act.
In her speech, Clinton did not use the name of President Donald Trump, and largely made only opaque references to his words and actions.
The Warmbier family's politics themselves are opaque.
Since then, Jordan has received several follow-up letters, each more opaque than the last.
In this context, consent becomes opaque, and sexual activity comes with a heightened risk of exploitation.
Over the course of his career, Warhol created a series of self-portraits: there is defiant Warhol, opaque Warhol, Warhol in drag.
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OPAQUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of opaque for English Language Learners
: not letting light through : not transparent
: difficult to understand or explain
OPAQUE Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of opaque
: exhibiting opacity : not pervious to radiant energy
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