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Meaning & Definition of Transparent in English

English

Transparent

/trænspɛrənt/

adjective

1. Transmitting light

  • Able to be seen through with clarity
  • "The cold crystalline water of melted snow"
  • "Crystal clear skies"
  • "Could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"
  • "Lucid air"
  • "A pellucid brook"
  • "Transparent crystal"
    synonym:
  • crystalline
  • ,
  • crystal clear
  • ,
  • limpid
  • ,
  • lucid
  • ,
  • pellucid
  • ,
  • transparent

2. So thin as to transmit light

  • "A hat with a diaphanous veil"
  • "Filmy wings of a moth"
  • "Gauzy clouds of dandelion down"
  • "Gossamer cobwebs"
  • "Sheer silk stockings"
  • "Transparent chiffon"
  • "Vaporous silks"
    synonym:
  • diaphanous
  • ,
  • filmy
  • ,
  • gauzy
  • ,
  • gauze-like
  • ,
  • gossamer
  • ,
  • see-through
  • ,
  • sheer
  • ,
  • transparent
  • ,
  • vaporous
  • ,
  • vapourous
  • ,
  • cobwebby

3. Free of deceit

    synonym:
  • guileless
  • ,
  • transparent

4. Easily understood or seen through (because of a lack of subtlety)

  • "A transparent explanation"
  • "A transparent lie"
    synonym:
  • transparent

Examples of using

This transparent liquid contains a sort of poison.