translucence

noun
trans·​lu·​cence | \ tran(t)s-ˈlü-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce translucence (audio) , tranz- \

Definition of translucence

: the quality or state of being translucent

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Examples of translucence in a Sentence

the exceptional translucence of the sapphire adds to its value
Recent Examples on the Web With its yellow-brown translucence, amber is beautiful on its own, but it is prized by scientists because of what is sometimes found within: flora and fauna. Washington Post, "In 1997, Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum was stuck in amber," 11 Jan. 2020 The mirrors that Smith has built distill confusion into a wondrous translucence. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: Reflections That Sear in a Reborn ‘Fires in the Mirror’," 11 Nov. 2019 To follow is a plate of turbot usuzukuri, sliced to translucence. The Economist, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 4 Oct. 2019 Kites’ bold, playful riffs on the rapper’s chain trades silver and gold for translucence and a bit of childhood nostalgia. Jessi Roti, chicagotribune.com, "4 local designers selected as ‘Brands to Watch’ for ComplexCon’s Chicago debut," 18 July 2019 To follow is a plate of turbot usuzukuri, sliced to translucence. The Economist, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 4 Oct. 2019 Because these noodles, which get their English name because of their translucence, are super-light and springy, and gluten-free. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, "This quick Korean stir-fry serves up a bounty of fresh-cut vegetables," 11 Aug. 2019 To follow is a plate of turbot usuzukuri, sliced to translucence. The Economist, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 4 Oct. 2019 To follow is a plate of turbot usuzukuri, sliced to translucence. The Economist, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 4 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of translucence

1755, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of translucence was in 1755

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“Translucence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/translucence. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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translucence

noun
trans·​lu·​cence | \ tran(t)s-ˈlüs-ᵊn(t)s, tranz- How to pronounce translucence (audio) \

Medical Definition of translucence

: the quality or state of being translucent

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