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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.

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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 previewA Lexicon of Alchemy (2014)

by Martin Rulandus

White, pellucid, sexanguar Fluors, like a straight beam, such as Misenian Bisalt. 4 . White pellucid, quadrangular Fluors, like adamant, adhering to a red metallic marble. 5. White, pyramidal Fluors, transparent at the top, in a white metallic rock, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

Rounded, pellucid, slightly striated transverse-naucum. ly 5 perforated at each end; an inch long. African Lister, t. 714. f.73. 11. Subovate, equable; pale grey, undulated withferrugibrown, and marked with ferruginous spots, and two nosa. white ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

It is among the larger kinds of animalcules, egg-shaped, pellucid, and somewhat depressed at top. 22. The utriculus resembles a bottle; ...

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 previewEncyclopædia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled by a society of gentlemen in Scotland [ed. by W. Smellie]. Suppl. to the 3rd. ed., by G. Gleig (1810)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica

pellucid, smooth ; whirls 5, finely ribbed. tut. Devonshire. Jlriattu . * 59. T. pellucid, white ; whirls 5, separated by a fine rib. Plymouth. fubarcua- * 60.

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

Length four lines and a half, Pellucid, with about eight round whorls, the first with a kidney-shaped transparent black belt. Animal black with whitish horns. Inhabits moist meadows in Denmark. TRUNCATULA. Shell ovate-oblong, the whorls ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)

Shell pellucid, smooth; lip subar, cuated. Lin. Trans, vol. v. tab. l. fig. 9-11. Found by Mr Adams near Pembroke. 8. Denticulata. Shell white, pellucid, oblong, nearly equal, obtuse, smooth, the mouth at top ending in a very acute tooth. Lin.

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Pellucid Meaning

Video shows what pellucid means. Allowing the passage of light; transparent.. Easily understood; clear.. Pellucid Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...

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Did Cytherea to the skies
From this pellucid lymph arise?
Or was it Cytherea's touch,
When bathing here, that made it such? (William Cowper)
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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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