Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Partially opaque.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Half-transparent; half-opaque.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Half opaque; only half transparent.

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  • adjective Partially opaque.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective partially opaque

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ opaque

Examples

  • Each drawing, a veritable webbing of wispy white lines that merge, plait, and even throb across their surfaces of coal-black paper, offers a new and semiopaque supernatural vision of worlds -- of creatures, of material, of flora -- that only our imaginations can rightly access.

    ArtScene: Catch Them Before They Close: Top Current Exhibitions in the Northwest

  • It is made of more than a thousand semiopaque windows set into an elegant steel grid.

    The Light of Christ Abounds in Oakland's New Cathedral

  • Most Chinese buildings are aggressively alien: concrete structures with brilliant blue, semiopaque windows.

    Shards Of A Nation

  • Merriam-Webster defines “scumble” as partly “to make as color or a painting less brilliant by covering with a thin coat of opaque or semiopaque color.”

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  • Shifters are very hard to read, their brains are all snarly and semiopaque, but I would've picked up on that.

    All Together Dead

  • Some have only tiny banks of windows near the top, the glass semiopaque, giving a hint of motion and light but not actually letting you see wht's going on.

    jaxraven Diary Entry

  • For several hours, on the far side of a semiopaque security curtain that had been erected in the main spacedock hangar, a team of stevedores had been off-loading from the Enterprise mangled piles of metal, and shipping containers packed tight with small debris.

    Harbinger

  • For several hours, on the far side of a semiopaque security curtain that had been erected in the main spacedock hangar, a team of stevedores had been off-loading from the Enterprise mangled piles of metal, and shipping containers packed tight with small debris.

    Harbinger

  • Lit from within and turned semiopaque, it might be a twin to the object he now found himself gazing at in wonderment.

    The Dig

  • However, beautiful effects can be obtained under opaque or semiopaque glazes.

    10. Decoration

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