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
Remove pan from heat and flip shrimp and let sit until opaque, about 30 seconds.
These overwhelmingly opaque negotiations are what eventually determine what a patient pays for his or her medicine at the point of sale.
There were a lot of oversized, blouse-like smocks teamed with fringed scarves, both of which came patterned in fadedly opaque florals.
These signs of deterioration in time would cause the glass to become opaque.
Meanwhile, a new class of opaque solar cell materials, called perovskites, are closing in on silicon with top efficiencies of 22%.
Jones didn’t want to waste the light coming in from the skylight by trapping it with an opaque material.
Of course, as Allure pointed out, Meghan's opaque white polish still falls under the neutral-tone umbrella.
White brick walls are softly lit by large, opaque globe pendant lights.
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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
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