opaque

[əʊ_p_ˈeɪ_k], [ə͡ʊpˈe͡ɪk], [ə‍ʊpˈe‍ɪk]

Definitions of opaque:

  1.   That which will not admit light through. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Opaquely. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   Not allowing light to pass through; not transparent; having no luster or brightness: said of some colors. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Shady: dark: not transparent. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Not transparent. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   Opacity. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7.   Opaqueness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8.   Not transparent; obscure; dark. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for opaque:

  1. The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face. – Jim Bishop
  2. In reality the workings of your governing system are opaque and covert, while hiding in the chattering spotlight of an ostensible transparency, even though the ultimate objective is clear. – Breyten Breytenbach
  3. The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him. – Sigmund Freud

Usage examples for opaque:

  1. Spores subglobose, dark violaceous, opaque 12- 15 mic. ” – The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio by A. P. Morgan
  2. “ Satisfied with the explanation, I munched my bread in silence and swallowed a cup of thick tea; we had been carrying water for three days and it was getting opaque – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
  3. It would seem as though, in my thoughts, I could never reach him; as though masses of opaque things lay between. ” – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  4. He read the paragraph over again, and the signature too, if he wanted to; for poor Susan had found that her secret was hardly opaque to those round spectacles and the eyes behind them, and, with a not unbecoming blush, opened the fold of the letter before she handed it back. ” – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  5. “ Hypatia is a typical English girl of a sort never called typical: that is, she has an opaque white skin, black hair, large dark eyes with black brows and lashes, curved lips, swift glances and movements that flash out of a waiting stillness, boundless energy and audacity held in leash. ” – Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw
  6. Without a word, perhaps, the love and friendship of years disappear, and in the place of two human beings transparent to each other, there are two who are opaque and indifferent. ” –  by
  7. Then he saw an opaque object moving toward the submarine. ” – Boy Scouts in a Submarine by G. Harvey Ralphson
  8. Then the monk bent over the body and looked at the face into the opaque white eyes; there was no difference, the flesh was warm- everything was just the same, and yet ... ” – Orientations by William Somerset Maugham
  9. Following this retrospect, the moon came boldly out, sparkled upon the overflow of silver at his feet, seemed to show the dark, opaque meadow beyond for a moment, and then disappeared. ” – On the Frontier by Bret Harte
  10. The Treasury presented a deplorable spectacle of neglect: the riches had aged with the Cathedral, the diamonds did not flash, the gold seemed tarnished and dusty, the silver was blackened, the pearls were opaque and sick, the smoke from the wax tapers and the damp atmosphere of the church had sadly dulled everything. ” – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez

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