An example of translucent is a frosted glass vase.
- Obs. shining through
- Rare transparent
- letting light pass but diffusing it so that objects on the other side cannot be clearly distinguished; partially transparent, as frosted glassalso trans·lu′cid
- easily perceived; lucid; clear
Origin of translucentClassical Latin translucens, present participle of translucere, to shine through: see trans- and light
Origin of translucentLatin trānslūcēns trānslūcent- present participle of trānslūcēre to shine through trāns- trans- lūcēre to shine ; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.
- trans·lu′cence trans·lu′cen·cy
(comparative more translucent, superlative most translucent)
From Latin translucentem, accusative of translucens which is present participle of translucere, trans- "through" and lucere "to shine".