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opaque is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of opaque in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… in the obscure opaque way that they were …”

meanings of opaque


  1. Describes a type for which higher-level callers have no knowledge of data values or their representations; all operations are carried out by the type's defined abstract operators.
  2. Unclear, unintelligible, hard to get or explain the meaning of.
  3. Obtuse, stupid.
  4. Neither reflecting nor emitting light.
  5. Allowing little light to pass through, not translucent or transparent.


  1. An area of darkness; a place or region with no light.
  2. Something which is opaque rather than translucent.


  1. To make, render (more) opaque.

opaque frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word opaque occurs in english on average 3.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics opaque can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that opaque can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to opaque


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