- 1Translucently clear: mountains reflected in the pellucid watersMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1Lucid in style or meaning; easily understood: he writes, as always, in pellucid proseMore example sentences
- 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: a smooth legato and pellucid singing tone are his calling cardsMore example sentences
- 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.
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- 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'.