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[ UK /tɹænspˈæɹənt/ ]
[ US /tɹænˈspɛɹənt/ ]
  1. transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    lucid air
    a pellucid brook
    transparent crystal
    the cold crystalline water of melted snow
    could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
    crystal clear skies
  2. easily understood or seen through (because of a lack of subtlety)
    a transparent lie
    a transparent explanation
  3. free of deceit
  4. so thin as to transmit light
    sheer silk stockings
    filmy wings of a moth
    gossamer cobwebs
    vaporous silks
    gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    a hat with a diaphanous veil
    transparent chiffon
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How To Use transparent In A Sentence

  • He drew with his brush in transparent glaze and build up form with multiple stokes.
  • 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
  • Verizon Wireless done transparent from the start that the Droid smartphone was designed to put vigour upon Apple, the builder of the iPhone, as well as AT&T (T), the exclusive U.S. iPhone carrier. RIM May Feel Android Effect | Hottest News at 365Daynews.Com
  • From the Rushmorean cover portrait of Bush (which over the headline 'An American Revolutionary' was such a brazen and transparent effort to recall George Washington that it was embarrassing) to the 'Why We Fight' black-and-white portraiture of the aggrieved president sitting somberly at the bedside of the war-wounded, this issue is positively hysterical in its iconolatry. "What kind of a maniac puts eagles in a Christmas tree?": James Wolcott
  • The former Mr. Marvels site, already closed, will be the hub of the scheme where a water park with health and fitness amenities will be created on the cliff top under a huge transparent bubble.
  • The album is supplied with 3 velvet covered pages and 3 heavy, fully transparent interleaves.
  • No quibbling about the derivation of the word rakia, which is literally something beaten out, [122] can affect the explicit description of the Mosaic writer, contained in the words ‘the waters that are above the firmament,’ or avail to show that he was aware that the sky is but transparent space. Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World, Bunsen's Biblical Researches, On the Study of the Evidences of Christianity; Seances Historiques de Gen��ve; On the Mosaic Cosmogony; Tendencies of Religious Thought in England, 1688-1750; On the Interpr
  • The best sherry glasses are the thin, transparent ‘copitas’ which are designed especially for the job.
  • But in the longer term fragmented, divided, accountable-to-no-one-but-the-president, un-transparent, corrupt and internally feuding armed forces could all too easily be sent off to fight to satisfy internal power struggles. Armenian News - PanARMENIAN.Net
  • Of course, the most peculiar thing is that she was semi-transparent, glowing in a soft yellow hue - that, and her eyes seemed to be empty, two black ovals floating in the middle of the light.
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