Definition of lucid in English:

lucid

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Pronunciation: /ˈluːsɪd
 
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adjective

1Expressed clearly; easy to understand: a lucid account write in a clear and lucid style
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  • It's written in very concrete language, very lucid, easy to understand.
  • Critics have noted his careful research, objectivity, and a lucid and understated but straightforward writing style.
  • The marketing effort, articulated in a lucid style, has been superb.
Synonyms
intelligible, comprehensible, understandable, cogent, coherent, communicative, articulate, eloquent; clear, clear-cut, crystal clear, transparent; plain, simple, direct, vivid, sharp, straightforward, perspicuous, unambiguous, graphic, explicit
informal joined-up
1.1Showing or having the ability to think clearly, especially in intervals between periods of confusion or insanity: he has a few lucid moments every now and then
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  • However, during a lucid interval he did give instructions to plead, but, if they had the benefit of the reports now before the court, the defence would have opted for a different course of action.
  • Is it possible to conceive of madness without lucid intervals?
  • We have heard from several people that close relatives with Alzheimer's disease became amazingly lucid for short periods of time after receiving narcotic pain relievers.
Synonyms
rational, sane, in one's right mind, in possession of one's faculties, of sound mind, able to think clearly; normal, balanced, well balanced, sensible, clear-headed, right-minded, sober; Latincompos mentis
informal all there, with all one's marbles
1.2 Psychology (Of a dream) experienced with the dreamer feeling awake, aware of dreaming, and able to control events consciously.
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  • Maybe I'd be able to experience a lucid dream and explore the deeper, darker reaches of my mind.
  • Some skeptics do not believe that there is such a state as lucid dreaming.
  • I know I probably wasn't really awake… Maybe it was lucid dreaming?
2 literary Bright or luminous: birds dipped their wings in the lucid flow of air
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  • It is a lucid, bright day, and a lush tree looms across the window.
  • It is empty space, though space that is bright and lucid.
  • What a wonderful place the city had been to leave, as I looked down at it through the free and lucid air, the plane pitching in the thunderstorm which loomed as usual over Kenscoff.
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Origin

late 16th century (in sense 2): from Latin lucidus (perhaps via French lucide or Italian lucido) from lucere 'shine', from lux, luc- 'light'.

Derivatives

lucidity

Pronunciation: /-ˈsɪdɪti/
noun
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  • His popular books are a model of clarity and lucidity.
  • It is written with a great deal of intellectual grit, and its thesis is developed with considerable lucidity and eloquence.
  • If we can write well and articulate our views with lucidity, we may be close to meeting the solid connections with our audiences.

lucidly

adverb
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  • The entries are clearly and lucidly written, and informed both by careful architectural and historical analysis and by first-hand knowledge based on visits and inspections.
  • Though it's hard work to think precisely, lucidly, logically, it's also enormously invigorating.
  • You've lucidly described how a straight yes or no doesn't really work in response to the question ‘Is light a wave?’

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