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Definition of "pellucid" [pel•lu•cid]

  • Admitting the passage of light; transparent or translucent. See Synonyms at clear. (adjective)
  • Transparently clear in style or meaning: pellucid prose. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pellucid" in a sentence
  • "_Lamina_ or Plate of a transparent or pellucid body of a thickness very determinate and proportioned according to the greater or less refractive power of the _pellucid_ body."
  • "THE river Little St. Juan may, with singular propriety, be termed the pellucid river."
  • ""It is pellucid, that is, not opaque, or dark -- it gives admission to the light, and reflects it back again in all its beauty, brilliancy, and purity."