Translucent Definition

trăns-lo͝osənt, trănz-
Shining through.
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Letting light pass but diffusing it so that objects on the other side cannot be clearly distinguished; partially transparent, as frosted glass.
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Easily perceived; lucid; clear.
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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".

    From Wiktionary

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