Translucent means allowing light to pass through, but not fully transparent or clear. It refers to a substance or object that scatters light as it passes through, causing it to appear hazy, blurry, or slightly obscured.


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They have tiny eyes, a translucent body, and their lack of swim bladder, which helps other fish float, works to their advantage, Jamieson said.

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Jerome before wandering through the landscape as it unfolds in the background. It has a strange dreamlike quality, also evident in his work Charon Crossing the Styx, which is emphasized by the use of a glowing, translucent light. There are only five paintings signed by Patinir, but various other works can be reasonably attributed to him stylistically.


It is the most famous painting in the world, and yet, when viewers manage to see the artwork up close, they are likely to be baffled by the small subdued portrait of an ordinary woman. She’s dressed modestly in a translucent veil, dark robes, and no jewelry. Much has been said about her smile and gaze, but viewers still might wonder what all the fuss is about.


Velella is a collection of polyps floating through the open ocean using a translucent “sail” which sits upright on its flat, oval body to catch the wind, the national park noted in a Facebook post last week.

Logo 2023-04-10 The Independent


“It needs to be skin-coloured so hot red and bright pink, for example, are not correct, especially for official occasions and particularly during mourning,” etiquette and protocol consultant William Hanson told The Sun in 2022. “So it’s either translucent or dusky pink – so that would basically be the colour of your nails so it looks natural.”

Logo 2023-04-11 The Independent


1. First, make the burgers. Heat half the oil in a frying pan and add the onion. Sauté on a medium-low heat until the onion is soft and translucent , then add the garlic. Stir for another minute or two, then remove from the heat and leave to cool.

Logo 2023-04-13 The Independent


The little brown mushrooms on your lawn won’t be doing any harm to the garden, and lots are especially beautiful when the light passes through their translucent gills. Many species will even be beneficial, recycling decaying matter back into the soil.

Logo 2023-04-18 The Independent


The island is famous for its palm-fringed white-sand beaches, while its shallow, translucent waters invite easy excursions into radiant coral reefs teeming with marine life.

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Showing the work in such a historic site, where none of the display can leave so much as a fingerprint trace on the fabric of the building, presented the curation team with particular challenges and so in the first space reproductions dramatically tower above you on floating panels made from shojis, traditional translucent Japanese screens, the bonus being that you can see the photograph from both sides.

Logo 2023-04-21 The Guardian


Put the oil in a frying pan on a medium to high heat, then add three-quarters of the onions and saute, stirring, for a minute or two, just until they’re translucent . Add the remaining garlic, saute for another minute, then add the cubed pork and saute, stirring, for three to four minutes more, just to warm through.

Logo 2023-04-22 The Guardian


Around 1990, Lockery began studying the decision-making processes of Caenorhabditis elegans, translucent nematodes with simple brains and no circulatory or respiratory systems.

Logo 2023-04-21 The Washington Post


“Silver. Translucent . Metallic. 10,000 to 30,000 feet [in the air] with apparent velocities from the stationary to mach to no thermal exhausts usually detected,” he said, noting the object had behaved “consistent with other ‘metallic orb’ observations in the region.”

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MethaneSAT, without its solar panels, is about the size of a small refrigerator, and when Ingersoll showed it to me it was mounted to a large steel rack in a huge clean room. In some places it was wrapped with mirrorlike shocks of thermal insulation, and in others it was shielded with a sort of translucent orange tape. Three workers, covered head to toe in white “bunny suits” that left only their eyes exposed, turned the spacecraft this way and that using a hand crank.

Logo 2023-04-28 The New Yorker


She sits in profile, her face controlled in grief, staring ahead, focusing on infinity, eyes protected by her tinted glasses, hands gripping the arm of the chair. Sherman’s pose echoes a translucent background image of Alesso Baldovinetti’s Portrait of a Lady in Yellow.

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2. Melt 3½ tablespoons (or 50 grams) butter in a saucepan over low heat for 2 minutes. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent , about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer onions and melted butter to a blender. Add the cream, milk and vanilla extract. Blend well until smooth.

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Start by warming a large casserole on a medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, turn the heat down to medium, add the butter and olive oil, then stir in the onions, celery and carrot, and season generously. Sweat the vegetables for eight to 10 minutes, until glistening and translucent , then stir in the garlic and saffron, if using, and cook for a few minutes. Now add the rice and stir for a few minutes more, until it’s all coated in fat.

Logo 2023-04-29 The Guardian


Another scent was honey, as Honey Disco released ‘Do Anything’ on a special translucent vinyl pressed with natural beeswax – one which smells of honey when spun.

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Its signature dish is roasted white eel. Fresh eel meat sizzles on the grill, oozing with oil as it is cooked. The visible shrinking of the skin and the gradual transformation of the translucent flesh into a snowy white color are indications of the skillful grilling techniques of the servers at HuBingWei.

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The painted trickery does not end here. Behind the figure a stitched in translucent panel reveals the struts supporting the painting’s stretcher: simultaneously revealing and concealing.

Logo 2023-05-05 The Conversation


Translucent , fragile marine creatures that drift through the sea are riding the motion of the ocean to a destination that’s infamous as a home for trash: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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Now, a series of dives to the patch have revealed that translucent creatures like violet sea snails and jellyfish relatives known as blue buttons and sea rafts also call the mass of trash their home.

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White phosphorus is a yellowish or colourless translucent substance, wax-like in texture and smelling faintly of garlic, which ignites immediately on contact with oxygen in the air, creating a bright plume of smoke.

Logo 2023-05-06 The Independent


Salt-cured ham, half American, half Italian, sliced in translucent sheets from enormous haunches displayed near the host stand, was served with a pyramid of crisp golden zeppole—dusted with black pepper and fried rosemary, interiors steaming and custardy—and pineapple mostarda.

Logo 2023-05-08 The New Yorker


“It’s clear now that the fig leaf is translucent ,” he said. “It’s not covering anything up.”

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My room was simple, with a twin bed and a view onto the Mars-like red landscape. The main building has a large, translucent dome that lets in daylight but must be covered at night. For the sake of the telescopes, all light must be contained.

Logo 2023-05-10 The New York Times


In 2013, artist Shu Yong produced for the China Pavilion of the Venice Biennale a "great wall" of translucent bricks on which more than 1,500 popular Chinese phrases translated by Google were written. The installation, titled Guge Bricks, was created to show cultural bias and misunderstandings caused by translation.

Logo 2023-05-12 China Daily


A rare type of freshwater jellyfish, an umbrella-shaped translucent creature, has been spotted at Puzhehei Karst National Wetland Park in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

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Each was cooked skin-side down with a little oil in identical skillets heated to maintain a 390-degree surface temperature. I cooked all the salmon as I normally would: skin-side down to an internal temperature of 100 degrees (or about medium-rare with a translucent center for salmon fillets), with a short stay on the second side for color.

Logo 2023-05-16 The New York Times