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 a review of the company’s finances shows the extent of the opaque ways Chinese firms can use to raise money — and how failures could ripple through the system.
That nutrient-rich pollution can trigger explosive growth of harmful algae, which in turn brings on fish kills, devastation of aquatic habitats and warnings for people and their pets to stay out of waters rendered opaque or scummy.
Meanwhile, Jane Davis continues to emerge as an intriguingly opaque character.
The central bank had already been battling pessimistic traders by repeatedly strengthening the daily fixing, while an opaque change to the setting announced Friday added to the complexity of betting on future movements.
The purpose of Lucid is to make what is opaque, transparent.
Neil Gaiman's dark and twisted vision of America is complex and opaque, with few true villains and few true heroes.
Nor was JK2 Westminster quite as anonymous as its opaque name suggested.
The identities of individual European countries rest upon opaque mixtures of historical and racial mythologies.
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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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