Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Half-transparent.

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Examples

  • In front of them the sky now showed itself of a reddish – yellow, like a slice of some semilucent stone behind which a lamp burnt, while a fringe of black trees with distinct branches stood against the light, which was obscured in one direction by a hump of earth, in all other directions the land lying flat to the very verge of the sky.

    Night and Day, by Virginia Woolf

  • Lefcara; _caistas_, golden and delicious, emitting a fragrance of glorified nectarine that rivalled the perfume of the wine itself; pomegranates -- the gift of a goddess to the thirsty Cyprian land, planted, as was well known, by the royal hand of Aphrodite herself, each fruit holding a fair refreshment for a torrid Cyprian day in its sparkling, semilucent, ruby pulp: ortolans from the sea-coast, steeped in wine.

    The Royal Pawn of Venice A Romance of Cyprus

  • We cooked supper early and rowed on silently over the mirroring waters, between two vast sheets of stars, through a semilucent immensity.

    The River and I

  • In front of them the sky now showed itself of a reddish-yellow, like a slice of some semilucent stone behind which a lamp burnt, while a fringe of black trees with distinct branches stood against the light, which was obscured in one direction by a hump of earth, in all other directions the land lying flat to the very verge of the sky.

    Night and Day

  • She spoke the last words looking up at Rodney's windows, which were a semilucent red color, in her honor, as she knew.

    Night and Day

  • Rodney’s windows, which were a semilucent red color, in her honor, as she knew.

    Night and Day, by Virginia Woolf

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