follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

pellucid

[puh-loo-sid] /pəˈlu sɪd/
adjective
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 way of writing.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin pellūcidus, variant of perlūcidus. See per-, lucid
Related forms
pellucidity
[pel-oo-sid-i-tee] /ˌpɛl ʊˈsɪd ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
pellucidness, noun
pellucidly, adverb
subpellucid, adjective
subpellucidly, adverb
subpellucidness, noun
subpellucidity, noun
Synonyms
2. transparent.
Antonyms
1, 2. opaque. 3. obscure.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for pellucid
  • There was a smattering of hair across his scalp, but his eyes were a pellucid blue.
  • Patients with known keratoconus or pellucid marginal degeneration will be invited to join the study.
British Dictionary definitions for pellucid

pellucid

/pɛˈluːsɪd/
adjective
1.
transparent or translucent
2.
extremely clear in style and meaning; limpid
Derived Forms
pellucidly, adverb
pellucidity, pellucidness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin pellūcidus, variant of perlūcidus, from perlūcēre to shine through, from per through + lūcēre to shine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for pellucid
adj.

"transparent, translucent," 1610s, from Latin pellucidus "transparent," from pellucere "shine through," from per- "through" (see per) + lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)). Related: Pellucidly; pellucidity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
pellucid in Medicine

pellucid pel·lu·cid (pə-lōō'sĭd)
adj.
Admitting the passage of light; transparent or translucent.


pel·lu·cid'i·ty or pel·lu'cid·ness n.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pellucid

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pellucid

13
18
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with pellucid

Nearby words for pellucid