Definitions for translucenttrænsˈlu sənt, trænz-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trans•lu•centtrænsˈlu sənt, trænz-(adj.)

  1. permitting light to pass through but diffusing it so that objects on the opposite side are not clearly visible:

    Frosted window glass is translucent.

    Category: Optics

  2. easily understandable; lucid.

  3. clear; transparent:

    translucent seawater.

Origin of translucent:

1590–1600; < L trānslūcent-, s. of trānslūcēns, prp. of trānslūcere to shine through = trāns- trans - + lūcēre to shine


Princeton's WordNet

  1. translucent, semitransparent(adj)

    allowing light to pass through diffusely

    "translucent amber"; "semitransparent curtains at the windows"


  1. translucent(Adjective)

    Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it.

  2. translucent(Adjective)

    Clear, lucid, or transparent.

  3. Origin: From translucentem, accusative of translucens which is present participle of translucere, trans- "through" and lucere "to shine".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Translucent(adj)

    transmitting rays of light without permitting objects to be distinctly seen; partially transparent

  2. Translucent(adj)

    transparent; clear


  1. Translucent

    Translucent is a Japanese seinen manga series written by Kazuhiro Okamoto and serialized in Comic Flapper. It was licensed by Dark Horse Comics for release in the United States in July 2007.

Translations for translucent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


allowing light to pass through, but not transparent

translucent silk.

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