Definition of 'opaque'
Example sentences containing 'opaque'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
It would hamper investigations and make trials more opaque to the public. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Making up one side of this hall are two floors of viewing rooms with opaque glass walls. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The most basic elements in the narrative remain opaque. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Her window on the outside world is now opaque. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Elegant opaque glass lights hang from the ceilings. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Characters arrive encrusted with pages and pages of back story yet somehow manage to remain opaque. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But the business of how we guard and are guarded against online theft seems much more opaque and difficult. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Time to hit the opaque tights. The Sun (2011)No opaque or flowery language: it just did exactly what it said on the bottle. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He worried endlessly, for he is far more insecure than the opaque hard man many imagine. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Which is why it's so alarming that opaque tights are in fashion. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is intangible, opaque and difficult to understand. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Instead of shedding a light on the wheeling and dealing surrounding player payments and transfers, they actually make it more opaque. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Lower users are paying more for their energy because of the opaque system used to charge Britons for their gas and electricity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It floods the car with light and on a hot day there's a button that can turn it from transparent to opaque. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Who, after all, can object to a less opaque tax system and sizzling summer sunshine? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The payday loans business is notoriously opaque, with more than 200 firms targeting consumers who are struggling to pay their bills. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Trends of 'opaque'
In Common Usage. opaque is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'opaque'
British English: opaque ADJECTIVE
If an object or substance is opaque, you cannot see through it.
You can always use opaque glass if you need to block a street view.
Definition of opaque from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.