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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. so thin as to transmit light;
- Example: "a hat with a diaphanous veil"
- Example: "filmy wings of a moth"
- Example: "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"
- Example: "gossamer cobwebs"
- Example: "sheer silk stockings"
- Example: "transparent chiffon"
- Example: "vaporous silks"
[syn: diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous, cobwebby]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Diaphanous \Di*aph"a*nous\, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to show or shine through; dia` through + ? to show, and in the passive, to shine: cf. F. diaphane. See Phantom, and cf. Diaphane, Diaphanic.] Allowing light to pass through, as porcelain; translucent or transparent; pellucid; clear. [1913 Webster] Another cloud in the region of them, light enough to be fantastic and diaphanous. --Landor. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

diaphanous adj 1: so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks" [syn: diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous, cobwebby]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

80 Moby Thesaurus words for "diaphanous": airy, attenuate, attenuated, boyish, clear, clear as crystal, cloudless, crystal, crystal-clear, crystalline, delicate, diaphane, diluted, ethereal, filmy, fine, fine-drawn, finespun, flimsy, frail, gauzy, girlish, gossamer, gossamery, gracile, insubstantial, lacy, light, light-pervious, lightish, lightsome, limpid, lucent, lucid, luculent, misty, nonopaque, papery, peekaboo, pellucid, rare, rarefied, relucent, revealing, see-through, serene, sheer, slender, slenderish, slight, slight-made, slim, slimmish, slinky, small, subtle, svelte, sylphlike, tenuous, thin, thin-bodied, thin-set, thin-spun, thinnish, threadlike, translucent, translucid, transparent, transpicuous, unclouded, unobscured, vague, wasp-waisted, watered, watered-down, watery, weak, willowy, wiredrawn, wispy