transparent Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
crystal clear; lucid; limpid; pellucid; crystalline.
- the cold crystalline water of melted snow
- crystal clear skies
- could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
- lucid air
- a pellucid brook
- transparent crystal
adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; gauzy.
- a hat with a diaphanous veil
- filmy wings of a moth
- gauzy clouds of dandelion down
- gossamer cobwebs
- sheer silk stockings
- transparent chiffon
- vaporous silks
adjective satellite free of deceit
adjective satellite easily understood or seen through (because of a lack of subtlety)
- a transparent explanation
- a transparent lie
EtymologyF., from LL.
Having the property of transmitting rays of light, so that bodies can be distinctly seen through; pervious to light; diaphanous; pellucid;"Transparent elemental air." Milton. as,; -- opposed to transparentglass; a transparentdiamond opaque.
Admitting the passage of light; open; porous;Dryden. as, a. transparentveil Syn. -- Translucent; pellucid; clear; bright; limpid; lucid; diaphanous. See-- Translucent. Trans*par"ent*ly, adv. -- Trans*par"ent*ness, n.
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