[ UK /ə‍ʊpˈe‍ɪk/ ]
[ US /oʊˈpeɪk/ ]
  1. not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    opaque windows of the jail
    opaque to X-rays
  2. hard or impossible to understand
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How To Use opaque In A Sentence

  • It appeared to be opaque glass, but it exuded the pungent fetor of magick. Sparks
  • The light is opaque, and the beach looks soft and European like a Monet view of the plage.
  • It floods the car with light and on a hot day there's a button that can turn it from transparent to opaque. Times, Sunday Times
  • These pumps have been around for years and as winter rolls in, the only way to wear them under trousers is in the darker colors (slightly scuffed), with opaque tights. Does the Shoe Fit? Finding the Perfect Flat
  • Known usually for somewhat opaque public statements, he ended his comment on the incident with a simple declarative: ‘Let the kids play.’
  • There is a growing perception that the decision-making is remote, opaque, and even undemocratic.
  • In the 1990s, however, as managerialism began to dominate the university, translucence and opaqueness replaced transparency.
  • Apply lightly for a sheer shimmer or layer it on generously for an opaque icy blue colour to brighten eyes. Times, Sunday Times
  • Moreover, by invoking Nahuatl and speaking in tongues, he dramatizes the opaque materiality of language.
  • The once clear mountain stream is now polluted and opaque.
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