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Definition almost transparent; allowing light to pass through diffusely
  • I could see a vague form through the translucent glass.
translucent = almost transparent; allowing light to pass through diffusely
  • I missed my white friends and white teachers and my translucent semi-girlfriend.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • translucent = almost transparent
  • The boy's candlecolored skin was all but translucent.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • translucent = almost transparent; allowing light to pass through diffusely
  • His skin really was translucent, even more so than I'd imagined.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • translucent = almost transparent
  • he flat seed pods were still thick and green, but later, in the fall, the skin would dry thin, and cold winds would strip away the hull to the last translucent membrane, holding the dark eyes of the seed inside it.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • translucent = almost transparent; allowing light to pass through diffusely
  • translucent amber
  • Under the glassy, cool, translucent wave,
    Woolf, Virginia  --  The Voyage Out
  • I was too intent to keep track, but, at length, a sort of pinkness invaded the translucent blue skin of her cheek.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • He has brandished his torch in murky by-streets where girls suddenly seem to shine with a red and intoxicating translucency.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Pale, almost translucent skin stretched over protruding ribs and knobby joints.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • A smooth, pale, translucent white.
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • She looked up at a round lake of deep translucent sky.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • The skin on his hands and face was milky white, almost translucent, showing the branching veins.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • / was standing on a translucent platform suspended high over the sewer system.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • It was a massive chair carved from a single piece of Hagal quartz — blue-green translucency shot through with streaks of yellow fire.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • He looked exhausted, and his skin was so pale that it was almost translucent.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • The clocks ticked on, the crackled, the translucent candles dripped.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Her calves and ankles were thin, but her feet especially so, the tops of them shockingly bony, reedy and translucent.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • We couldn't count the money, but because Oz was translucent, we could see our cash accumulating inside when we held him up to the light.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • The skin becomes almost translucent, the eye sockets dark, so that the sufferer takes on the appearance of a martyr in medieval paintings.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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