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as in:  translucent shower door

I could see a vague form through the translucent glass.
  almost transparent; allowing light to pass through diffusely
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translucent translucence translucency
Strongly Associated with:   transparent, transparent, transparent, opaque, opaque
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  • I could see a vague form through the translucent glass.
  • he flat seed pods were still thick and green, but later, in the fall, the skin would dry thin, and cold winds would strip away the hull to the last translucent membrane, holding the dark eyes of the seed inside it.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • His skin really was translucent, even more so than I’d imagined.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • I missed my white friends and white teachers and my translucent semi-girlfriend.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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  • The boy’s candlecolored skin was all but translucent.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • Other than his eyes, he has no more color to him than the translucent spiders that lurk in Serra’s catacombs.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • They’ve got the same wide-spaced blue eyes, the same translucent skin and pale lips.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • She is translucent, ghostlike again, but it is Ruth.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • He put his hands out, but they seemed to collide with something translucent, an invisible wall.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • I tear my eyes away from Chris, from the outside of him to the inside, from apparent to hidden, because on the screen I can see his brain encased in translucent bone, glowing a sickly yellowish green.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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  • He was holding a gleaming object, translucent, its edges black and smooth as obsidian.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • He was a stunted little man with knobby knees and a balding head and a nose like a used pencil eraser, and he was stark naked and slimed head to toe with sticky, translucent gel.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Her calves and ankles were thin, but her feet especially so, the tops of them shockingly bony, reedy and translucent.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Lilly’s translucent eyelids fluttered open.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Pale, almost translucent skin stretched over protruding ribs and knobby joints.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Her skin was too pale, almost translucent, as if the voltage had drained her of more than energy.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Her abdomen was a pulsing translucent sac filled with glowing eggs.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Snow lay piled upon the translucent roof, casting patterns of sunshine throughout.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • He slapped his hand against the translucent column.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • People tended to look at the man—tall and cadaverously thin, that translucent kind of blond where you can see the plates of his skull—and picture him living like a hermit: no wife, no kids, no friends.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Bod could not see her, but there was an extra shadow beneath the hawthorn tree, and, as he approached it, the shadow resolved itself into something pearlescent and translucent in the early-morning light.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Her skin is thin, almost translucent, and her wavy silver hair is gathered at the nape of her neck in a bun.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • He has moist red lips; pale, almost translucent cheeks like fillets of raw sole; and an instinct for correctness that rarely fails him.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • This is worse, even, than standing in the translucent hospital gown at the evaluations, under the glare of the fluorescent lights.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • It doesn’t work so well with the translucent skin, plus, I suck with the sitting still.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Their clothes clung to them like old skin, translucent and drooping.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The ground is damp and chill, she smells woodsmoke, and through her eyelids’ translucency is filtered the incredible radiance of the foliage afire.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It was blue, translucent, round, like a private moon.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I see her there, so pale she might as well be translucent, sitting in a wheelchair.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • His body seemed to have not only the weakness of a jelly, but its translucency.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Her skin is so pale as to be translucent and I can see the fire glow through her flesh.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • The animal’s skin had gone translucent.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • It won’t add distinction to my almost translucent eyebrows, nor add weight to my bony frame.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • A part of Tariq still alive insi de her, sprouting tiny arms, growing translucent hands.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Carlton was a frail man in his late eighties, with skin so pale it looked almost translucent.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • A smooth, pale, translucent white.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • It was oddly translucent, the blade clear as crystal, sharp as a shard of glass, the hilt set with red stones.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • The first that I saw were tiny, translucent shrimp, hardly half an inch long.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • All those little pond-life things—specks of colourless translucent jelly!
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • The sun shone behind the thin membranes, turning them translucent and silhouetting the dark veins.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • His hair was the pale, nearly translucent color of spun silk.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • They were the same dark brown they had always been, but different now, as if another layer had been added to their color, the same way his skin seemed both pore-less and translucent at the same time.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • He looked exhausted, and his skin was so pale that it was almost translucent.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • His cheeks were sunken, and his skin was translucent.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Walter’s skin was chalk white and translucent.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • I focused my eyes on his through the white translucent liner Hal kept for a curtain—he was a dark shape with a hundred small pinpoints of light surrounding him.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • The skin on his hands and face was milky white, almost translucent, showing the branching veins.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Some of those precious stones are of colors that are familiar to us: the rich violet of amethyst, the brilliant green of emerald, the translucent gold of topaz, the depthless black of onyx.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • The face was translucent, pale, sunken, yet almost perfectly preserved.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Aro’s translucent-skinned face filled my head.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
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Associated words [difficulty]:   translucent [1] , transparent [2] , transparent [2] , transparent [2] , opaque [3] , opaque [3] , transparent [2] , transparent [2] , transparent [2] , opaque [3] , opaque [3] , hologram [5]
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