The adjective limpid describes something (often liquid) that is clear, serene and bright. Nature calendars often feature glamour shots of a limpid stream or a limpid lake.

The adjective limpid may also describe language that is easily understandable. Your teacher might ask you to give an answer in a single limpid sentence. But he probably won't because limpid is a word that's fallen out of use. Maybe because it sounds too much like limp. Or maybe because it's associated with the king of all clichés: "Her eyes were like limpid pools."

Definitions of limpid
  1. adjective
    clear and bright
    limpid blue eyes”
    synonyms: liquid
    allowing light to pass through
  2. adjective
    transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    “could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool”
    synonyms: crystal clear, crystalline, lucid, pellucid, transparent
    allowing light to pass through
  3. adjective
    (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    “writes in a limpid style”
    synonyms: crystal clear, lucid, luculent, pellucid, perspicuous
    readily apparent to the mind
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