semi·​trans·​par·​ent ˌse-mē-ˌtran(t)s-ˈper-ənt How to pronounce semitransparent (audio)
: imperfectly transparent

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To researchers’ surprise, the semitransparent greenhouse actually resulted in higher crop yields than its traditional counterpart. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 6 Mar. 2023 With their semitransparent skin—green on the back, clear on the belly—the tree-dwelling, gummy-bear-size amphibians, which are native to the tropics of Central and South America, have little choice but to put their organs on display. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 22 Dec. 2022 Gohar wore a custom semitransparent dress by Simone Rocha and rode into the ceremony on a donkey. Molly Fischer, The New Yorker, 19 Sep. 2022 In a piece by the Colombian artist Doris Salcedo, pairs of shoes have been stuck into recesses in the wall that are covered with semitransparent membranes made from cow bladders. Richard Webner, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Sep. 2022 For instance, the new discovery has a gladius, which is an anatomical part: a flattened, semitransparent remnant of an internal shell. Maria Jimenez Moya, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2022 The approval of the first semitransparent active ETFs, which shield some holdings from the public’s eye, followed. Michael Wursthorn, WSJ, 12 Dec. 2021 Irene enters the tearoom with palpable wariness, her gait slowed, head down and face partly obscured by the semitransparent brim of her cloche hat. New York Times, 11 Nov. 2021 In all, there are 15 of this new breed of active equity funds, also called semitransparent ETFs. Leonard Sloane, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semitransparent was in 1731

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“Semitransparent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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