limpid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj limpid (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable "writes in a limpid style","lucid directions","a luculent oration"- Robert Burton","pellucid prose","a crystal clear explanation","a perspicuous argument"
    • adj limpid transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity "the cold crystalline water of melted snow","crystal clear skies","could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool","lucid air","a pellucid brook","transparent crystal"
    • adj limpid clear and bright "the liquid air of a spring morning","eyes shining with a liquid luster","limpid blue eyes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Limpid Calm, untroubled, and without worry; serene.
    • Limpid Characterized by clearness or transparency; clear; as, a limpid stream. "Springs which were clear, fresh, and limpid ."
    • Limpid Clear and unambiguous; lucid; easy to understand; -- of speech and writing; as, limpid prose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • limpid Characterized by clearness or transparency; translucent; crystal-clear; lucid: as, a limpid stream; a limpid style.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Limpid lim′pid clear: shining: transparent: pure
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Quotations

  • Camerounian Proverb
    Camerounian Proverb
    “The heart of the wise man lies quiet like limpid water.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. limpidus,; akin to Gr. la`mpein to shine: cf. F. limpide,. Cf. Lamp
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. limpidus, liquidus, liquid.

Usage

In literature:

Thought and feeling seem alike refined to a limpidity that suits the flow of melody in song.
"Some Forerunners of Italian Opera" by William James Henderson
Oh, that limpid September sea!
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
The answer is of comparative limpidity.
"The Napoleon of Notting Hill" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
One peculiar feature of these caves are what appear to be limpid pools, though really they are quite dry now.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
The limpid spring bubbled and laughed at the foot of the hill.
"Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales" by Robert L. Taylor
The haunt of the dark eyes obscured his vision, the limpid "I do," filled his ears.
"Terry" by Charles Goff Thomson
Whoever would grasp its principles must seek them in this limpid source, and study the methods he applied to revenue and loans.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
The draining of a well so limpid was the easiest thing in the world.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
He loves the silver-sanded stream, and silent pools, and eddies of limpid water.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
The waters on the moor swarm with the most beautiful limpid specimens.
"The Ocean Cat's Paw" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

Captives by Babel's limpid streams,
We hung our harps on willows there;
Wept over Zion; and our dreams,
Waking or sleeping, she did share.
"The Captives" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
Nor yet is hope so wholly flown,
Nor yet is thought so tedious grown,
But limpid stream and shady tree
Retain, as yet, some sweets for me.
"Written in a Collection of Bacchanalian Songs" by William Shenstone
Oh, who would pass with thirsting lip
And burning brow, this limpid wave?
Who would not pause with joy and sip?
Its crystal depths who would not crave?
"The Mountain Spring" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
Give me an entrance to the limpid lake
When moonbeams shine across its purity!
A life there is, within the life we take
So commonly, for which 't were well to die.
"Unity In Space" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
When the air as your breath is sweet, and skies
Have all but the soul of your limpid eyes,
And the year, growing confident day by day,
Weans lusty June from the breast of May?
"My Winter Rose" by Alfred Austin
See Thomson, loitering near some limpid well,
For Britain's friend the verdant wreath prepare!
Or, studious of revolving seasons, tell
How peerless Lucia made all seasons fair!
"Elegy XXIII. Reflections Suggested" by William Shenstone

In news:

its waters limpid as crystal .
On 1991's The Orb 's Adventures Beyond the Underworld and the following year's U.F. Orb , Paterson employed nature samples, towering bass-scapes, limpid textures and throbbing synths into a sylvan, hypnotic, and mind-melting whole.
When it comes to digitizing paper, it's hard to beat the limpid simplicity of this.
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In science:

In 1923 Eddington published a limpid paper in which, with utilization of previous results by Einstein and Weyl, the conceptual bases of the linear theory of the GW’s were definitely settled .
Gravitational waves from BBH-systems? A (doubly) vain quest
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