from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the state of being translucent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being translucent; clearness; partial transparency.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as translucency.

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

  • n. the quality of allowing light to pass diffusely


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  • The colors contrasted against the translucence is lovely!

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  • Also i do plan on making another theme and it will be called translucence - based on the wordpress theme. by sevenalive » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9: 49 pm

  • The loaded surfaces of the pre-Raphaelite painters and others who use dense paints might garner admiration in a different exhibition, but here they are rendered irrelevant by the power of so much translucence on display.

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  • Its translucence was particularly difficult to reproduce, "though Caravaggio probably did it best."

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  • The iMacs' "translucence celebrates those inscrutable internal components that most of us think of as black magic," wrote the influential design theorists Katherine and Michael McCoy in a 1999 Fast Company article.

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  • For its pale translucence, this form of gypsum is known as selenite, named after Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon.

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  • Step outside the curtain and you see the same thing—the translucence of the curtain means this is only puzzling when you stop to think about the complicated projection devices needed to achieve this effect.

    A Curtain of Light and Sound

  • I never knew that white was blue and also violet, scarred close to red at times, and then coming back to a green translucence like the petals of a plant this continent has never seen before burrowing deep into the black.


  • Composed of an audio recording of Truitt talking about her work, with visual images of paint jars, her color-spattered studio floor and snippets of the trees and sky outside her Washington studio, "Anne Truitt, Working" evinces a signature style that Cohen has refined over a 20-plus-year career: oblique, poetic, adamantly un-literal and keenly attuned to film as a material object with unique textures, translucence and aesthetic properties.

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  • She stood blinking, then dropped her phone and gaped at the image of herself captured on the shimmering fabric of translucence.

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