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Recent Examples of translucent from the Web
Translucent wafers of Korean fluke are wrapped in kelp to cure; sayori (needlefish) is slivered and marinated in soy; and tender lobes of rich uni are glazed with miso.
The police report from that day noted several safes around the bedroom, all of them open and spilling out translucent orange pill bottles.
In a hot saute pan, add a touch of cooking oil, then add the onion and chili flakes and sweat about two minutes until the onions are translucent.
Say the people who aren't dying their translucent brows on Friday night.
Ivan Lozano strings up pretty translucent links of packing tape covered in transfer images sourced from internet coverage of brutal drug cartel executions.
At first the onions will soften, become translucent and release liquids becoming moist.
Take a shrimp out, cut it in half and if the center is still translucent, return it to the pan for 30 seconds.
Instead, the doctor takes the patient into a dark room, where the patient stands between the X-ray machine and a translucent screen.
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Did You Know?
Look closely and you will see the same three letters in "translucent" and "elucidate," letting the family relationship between the two words shine through. Both terms descend from the Latin word lucēre, meaning "to shine." ("Translucent" is from "lucēre" plus "trans-," which means "through.") When you "elucidate" something, you make it clear by explaining it in a way that can be easily understood - you "shed light on" it. "Lucēre" is also the root of another bright and shining English word, "lucid," which can mean either "bright with light" or "clear and easy to understand."
Synonym Discussion of translucent
TRANSLUCENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of translucent for English Language Learners
: not completely clear or transparent but clear enough to allow light to pass through
TRANSLUCENT Defined for Kids
Definition of translucent for Students
: not transparent but clear enough to allow rays of light to pass through
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