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semitransparent Syllabification: sem·i·trans·par·ent
Pronunciation: /ˌsemētransˈpe(ə)rənt/ /ˌsemˌī-/ /-ˈpar-/

Definition of semitransparent in English:


Partially or imperfectly transparent.
Example sentences
  • Varnishes, which form transparent or semi-transparent films, are made up of the last three components, with coloured varnishes containing small amounts of pigment.
  • Redwood gazebos will look and perform best with the application of a transparent, semi-transparent or opaque finish.
  • There are a variety of products you can use to coat your deck, from clear wood finishes to translucent to semi-transparent to solid-color stains.

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