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gossamer

gos·sa·mer

gossamer

 
pronunciation:
ga s mr
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a delicate spider web, esp. one that has become attached to a plant or is floating freely in the air.
definition 2: any filmy, delicate, gauzelike fabric.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: delicately fine, gauzelike, or filmy.
The gossamer wings of dragonflies flashed in the sunlight.
similar words:
diaphanous, sheer, transparent