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Wednesday, February 19

Limpid

[LIM-pid]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, early 17th century

1.

(of a liquid) free of anything that darkens; completely clear.

2.

(of a person's eyes) unclouded; clear.

Examples of Limpid in a sentence

"The pictures showing limpid pools and endless rows of lounge chairs made her want to book a vacation immediately."

"She knew her son was over his bout of flu when she saw his limpid eyes."

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About Limpid

Limpid is an adjective used to clearly describe anything translucent or free from clouds and darkness. It’s most often used to describe liquid, but can also be used when someone has a clear and direct way with words. Just don’t fall guilty to the cliché in writing and describe your heroine as having “eyes like deep, limpid pools.”

Did you Know?

This word can easily be traced back to the Latin word “limpidus,” meaning clear. But there’s also a link to the Latin word “lymph,” for clear water. You just might find a nymph frolicking in the limpid lymph.

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