Pellucid Pel*lu"cid, a. [L. pellucidus; per (see {Per-}) + lucidus clear, bright: cf. F. pellucide.] Transparent; clear; limpid; translucent; not opaque. ``Pellucid crystal.'' --Dr. H. More. ``Pellucid streams.'' --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

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  • pellucid — [pə lo͞o′sid] adj. [L pellucidus < pellucere, to shine through < per, through (see PER1) + lucere, to shine < lux,LIGHT1] 1. transparent or translucent; clear 2. easy to understand; clear and simple in style [a pellucid explanation] SYN …   English World dictionary

  • pellucid — I adjective apparent, clear, clear cut, comprehensible, crystalline, diaphanous, disclosed, easy to understand, exoteric, explicit, express, hyaline, intelligible, limpid, lucid, manifest, obvious, overt, palpable, patent, pellucidus, plain, pure …   Law dictionary

  • pellucid — transparent, translucent, 1610s, from L. pellucidus transparent, from pellucere shine through, from per through + lucere to shine (see LIGHT (Cf. light) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pellucid — *clear, transparent, translucent, lucid, diaphanous, limpid Analogous words: *pure, sheer: *bright, brilliant, luminous, radiant Contrasted words: *turbid, muddy, roily …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pellucid — ► ADJECTIVE 1) translucently clear. 2) easily understood. ORIGIN Latin pellucidus, from perlucere shine through …   English terms dictionary

  • pellucid — [[t]pelu͟ːsɪd[/t]] ADJ Something that is pellucid is extremely clear. [LITERARY] ...her pellucid blue eyes... The anchor chain had rattled out in that warm pellucid water. Syn: limpid …   English dictionary

  • pellucid — pellucidity /pel oo sid i tee/, pellucidness, n. pellucidly, adv. /peuh looh sid/, adj. 1. allowing the maximum passage of light, as glass; translucent. 2. clear or limpid: pellucid waters. 3. clear in meaning, expression, or style: a pellucid… …   Universalium

  • pellucid — adjective 1) the pellucid waters Syn: translucent, transparent, clear, crystal clear, crystalline, glassy, limpid, unclouded, gin clear 2) pellucid prose Syn: lucid, limpid, clear …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • pellucid — adjective Etymology: Latin pellucidus, from per through + lucidus lucid more at for Date: 1610 1. admitting maximum passage of light without diffusion or distortion < a pellucid stream > 2. reflecting light evenly from all surfaces 3. easy to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pellucid — pel|lu|cid [pıˈlu:sıd] adj literary [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: pellucidus, from per through + lucidus ( LUCID)] very clear = ↑transparent ▪ a pellucid stream …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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