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diaphanous

di·aph·a·nous

diaphanous

 
pronunciation:
daI ae f nihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of fabric or the like, almost transparent; sheer; filmy; delicate.
The bride wore a diaphanous veil.
synonyms:
filmy, flimsy, gauzy, gossamer, sheer, thin
antonyms:
opaque, thick
similar words:
delicate, insubstantial, light, limpid, translucent, transparent
definition 2: hazy and vague.
a diaphanous dream-figure
synonyms:
filmy, hazy, misty, vague
similar words:
faint, insubstantial
derivations: diaphanously (adv.), diaphaneity (n.), diaphanousness (n.)
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The word diaphanous contains the following parts: