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Definition of Opaque

Opaque

  1. Impervious to the rays of light; not transparent; as, an opaque substance.
  2. Obscure; not clear; unintelligible.
  3. That which is opaque; opacity.

Opaque Quotations

Shadow is the obstruction of light. Shadows appear to me to be of supreme importance in perspective, because, without them opaque and solid bodies will be ill defined; that which is contained within their outlines and their boundaries themselves will be ill-understood unless they are shown against a background of a different tone from themselves.
Leonardo da Vinci

The divisions of Perspective are 3, as used in drawing; of these, the first includes the diminution in size of opaque objects; the second treats of the diminution and loss of outline in such opaque objects; the third, of the diminution and loss of colour at long distances.
Leonardo da Vinci

I realized in the early days I just didn't edit at all. But I think you become a little more cagey with your lyrics when you know more people are going to hear them and make assumptions about you as a person. Realizing that, you want to be a little more opaque.
Eddie Vedder

The obsessions of others are opaque to the unobsessed, and thus easy to mock. NASCAR, jazz, baseball, roses, poetry, quilts, fishing. If we're lucky, we all have at least one.
Roberta Smith

The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
Sigmund Freud
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Opaque Translations

opaque in French is morne, adiaphane
opaque in German is dunkel, undurchsichtig, undurchsichtig
opaque in Italian is torbido, ermetico, opaco
opaque in Spanish is opaco, umbrio
opaque in Swedish is dunkel, ogenomskinlig
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