An example of translucent is a frosted glass vase.
Origin of translucent
- Latin trānslūcēns trānslūcent- present participle of trānslūcēre to shine through trāns- trans- lūcēre to shine leuk- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin translucentem, accusative of translucens which is present participle of translucere, trans- "through" and lucere "to shine".