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1. opaque

adjective. ['oʊˈpeɪk'] not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight.

Synonyms

  • cloudy
  • unclear
  • light-tight
  • lightproof
  • foggy
  • turbid
  • semiopaque
  • opaqueness
  • fogged
  • milklike
  • opacity
  • mirky
  • solid
  • murky
  • glaucous
  • frosted
  • milky
  • whitish

Antonyms

  • clarity
  • dry
  • clean
  • pure

Etymology

  • opake (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • opacus (Latin)

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How do you pronounce opaque?

Pronounce opaque as oʊˈpeɪk.

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Example sentences of the word opaque


1. Noun, singular or mass
The flesh should become pearly white and opaque, and the surface should be bright pink.

2. Adjective
The turbot fillets are ready when they are golden brown on the outside and opaque all the way through.

Quotes containing the word opaque


1. Ready comprehension is often a knee-jerk response and the most dangerous form of understanding. It blinks an opaque screen over your ability to learn. Be warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary.
- Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune

2. Me vs. Me Only the practice of empathy and gratitudecan make the opaque ego transparent to receivethe loving light emanating from your soul.Hate and selfishness will always leave you'in the shadow.
- Beryl Dov

2. radio-opaque

adjective. not transparent to X-rays or other forms of radiation.

3. opaque

adjective. ['oʊˈpeɪk'] not clearly understood or expressed.

Synonyms

  • uncomprehensible
  • incomprehensible

Antonyms

  • distinct
  • definite
  • unclearness

Etymology

  • opake (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • opacus (Latin)
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