Light Vocabulary

Compare And Contrast

Transparent and Opaque: Comparison: Both involves light.

Contrast: Transparent you can see through, Opaque you can't see at all.

Transparent and Translucent: Comparison: You can both see through it

Contrast: Transparent: clear, see through. Translucent: You can see through, but not clearly

Translucent and Opaque: Comparison: Both you can't see through clearly.

Contrast: Translucent: can see through while Opaque, you can't see at all


allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen.

Items in our daily lives that are transparent

Our windows, A glass cup and our glasses (if we own a pair)


allowing light, but not detailed images, to pass through; semitransparent.

Items in our daily lives that are translucent

Paper, Cloudy water and Cloudy glasses


not able to be seen through; not transparent.

Items in our daily lives that are opaque

Our clothes, A book and A table


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