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Pellucid (transparent; easily understood) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the adjective pellucid

What does pellucid mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
  2. (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable

Alternative definition of the adjective pellucid


  1. allowing for the passage of light; transparent
  2. easily understood; clear

Definition of the adjective pellucid for high school students

    easily intelligible, clear
    • example: Wishing his book to be pellucid to the common man, Albert Camus avoided using complicated grammar when composing The Stranger.

The adjective pellucid is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for pellucid

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1797)

Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested Into the Form of Distinct Treatises Or Systems, Comprehending the History, Theory, and Practice, of Each, According to the Latest Discoveries and Improvements; and Full Explanations Given of the Various Detached Parts of Knowledge, Whether Relating to Natural and Artificial Objects, Or to Matters Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, Commercial ..., Together with a Description of All the Countries, Cities, Principal Mountains ... Throughout the World; a General History ... and an Account of the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Times

Though naturally pellucid, it instantly becomes opaque ; and the water it contains flies off without any ebullition. The following substances are soluble in borax and microcosmic salt with effervescence. 1. Lime, magnesia, alum, and combination ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1810)

by John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex)

It is among the larger kinds of animalcules, egg-( haped, pellucid, and somewhat depressed at top. 22. The ulriculus relembles a bottle j ...

Google previewA Lexicon of Alchemy (2014)

by Martin Rulandus

Long, white,pellucid, sexangular Fluors, like crystal. 2. Long,white, pellucidFluors , inthe middle of which is a small black stone, from which White Lead is made. 3. White, pellucid, sexanguar Fluors, likeastraight beam, such as Misenian Bisalt.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1858)

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Pellucid ; vitreous. Colourless, but gray or yellow, rarely green, brown, or black. Taste saline and pungent. B.B. volatilizes without fusing ; on copper wire colours the flame bluish-green. Chem. com. (32 per cent, ammonia, or) 33*9 ammonium, ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

It rises with a short, thick, succulent stalk, dividing low into many trailing, very spreading, succulent branches, bespangled all over with icy pimples ; very pellucid and glittering ; oval, undulate, alternate, papulose or pimply, glittering leaves; and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; or, universal dictionary of knowledge, on an original plan: comprising the twofold advantage of a philosophical and an alphabetical arrangement, with appropriate engravings (1845)

Edited by Edw. Smedley, Hugh Jam. Rose, and H. John Rose. (Text: voll. XXVI. Plates: voll. III. Index by Edw Smedley

Beneath this, the pellucid cartilage presented a regular smooth surface, of a dusky red colour throughout, and thus distinguished itself from the harder yellowish, or yellowish-white cartilage, in which ossification had commenced. Having ...

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Scrabble value of P3E1L1L1U1C3I1D2

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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