Definition of translucent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//trænsˈluːsnt//
; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈluːsnt//
; BrE BrE//trænzˈluːsnt//
; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈluːsnt//
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allowing light to pass through but not transparent The sky was a pale translucent blue. His skin was translucent with age. Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the Latin sense): from Latin translucent- ‘shining through’, from the verb translucere, from trans- ‘through’ + lucere ‘to shine’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: translucent