Definition of pellucid in English:

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Pronunciation: /pɪˈl(j)uːsɪd/
Pronunciation: /pɛˈl(j)uːsɪd/


1Translucently clear: mountains reflected in the pellucid waters
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  • You see it now in those horrid traffic jams; in tar slicks that come and go when you swim in pellucid waters; and in the awful fires that destroyed many trees on the Cote during last summer's heat wave.
  • This morning the rain swept away, the clouds rolled back, and we were blessed with pellucid blue skies and sunshine from dawn till dusk.
  • I hopped on out to the patio to stand in quite pleasantly warm sunshine and peered up at the pellucid blue sky.
1.1Easily understood; lucid: he writes, as always, in pellucid prose
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  • The renowned, the brilliant, the incredibly funny man, published delightful books written in the most pellucid prose.
  • In each of these enterprises, she brought to bear her characteristic rigor and discernment, as well as the pellucid prose style for which she was justly celebrated.
  • Read them years later in wonder at their erudition and pellucid prose.
1.2(Of music or other sound) clear and pure in tone: his pellucid singing tone
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  • There is no cast-iron guarantee that his sound will be one degree more pellucid than anyone else's for the past murky half century, or that the site will be less of a concrete jungle.
  • Few can match that pellucid quality of tone.
  • The orchestra played with precision and color and pellucid tone.



Pronunciation: /pɪl(j)uːˈsɪdɪti/
Pronunciation: /pɛl(j)uːˈsɪdɪti/
Example sentences
  • When somebody else does it, it's pedantry, when you do it it's pellucidity.
  • People like to move in for the LCD TVs without even minding the terms difference because of the picture pellucidity and the quality which is not available on the conventional TVs.
  • Her views of the teddy bear duo have a sweet, simple pellucidity, instantly communicating all that the reader needs to know about the wonders of loving and being loved.


Example sentences
  • The President in his pellucidly written and cogently argued letter on ‘quality and access’ observed that the question raised by our need-blind admissions policy is both an ‘ethical and a practical one.’
  • But given the broader stakes for the power of Congress to regulate commerce, he added, ‘our duty to uphold the application of the federal statute was pellucidly clear.’
  • It is pellucidly obvious that technologies - like the invention of the internal combustion engine or the written word - are disruptive.


Early 17th century: from Latin pellucidus, from perlucere 'shine through'.

Words that rhyme with pellucid

deuced, lucid, Seleucid

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