from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Admitting the passage of light; transparent or translucent. See Synonyms at clear.
- adj. Transparently clear in style or meaning: pellucid prose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. allowing for the passage of light; transparent
- adj. easily understood; clear
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Transparent; clear; limpid; translucent; not opaque.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Admitting the passage of light, but not properly transparent; translucent; limpid; not opaque; in entomology, transparet, but not necessarily colorless; translucent.
- Figuratively, clear; transparent to mental vision.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
- adj. (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
_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.
Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians.
"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.
Whether quoting Auden or some other poet, Mr. Wasley makes a habit of seeking to clarify the already clear; he paraphrases the pellucid.
A sickly light, errant and pellucid, thrilled above him.
And yet even the oldest stories have a timeless appeal thanks to the pellucid prose of Mr. Asher, whose metaphors never strain and whose narrative flows like a glass of his beloved Corton.
The masterpiece, Roxanne, was mostly composed of the words "myriad" and "pellucid", emotions and light effects.
I have read the story a dozen times, never actually understood it, but also have never failed to draw inspiration and encouragement from Ballard's pellucid writing and the amazing and surreal images.
Nowhere, for example, will you find a more pellucid explanation for the existence of Young Republicans, the popular belief in angels, or the utterances of Fundamentalist Christians
I tell myself, as Jean Renoir pointed out with such pellucid irony in The Rules of the Game, that everybody has their reasons.