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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:

Filmy \Film"y\, a. Composed of film or films. [1913 Webster] Whose filmy cord should bind the struggling fly. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

filmy 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:

110 Moby Thesaurus words for "filmy": attenuate, attenuated, beclouded, blear, bleared, bleary, blurred, blurry, clear, clear as crystal, clouded, cloudy, cobwebby, confused, crystal, crystal-clear, crystalline, dainty, dark, delicate, diaphane, diaphanous, dim, downy, faint, feeble, fine, fine-drawn, fine-grained, finespun, flimsy, fluffy, foggy, foliaceous, foliated, fuzzy, gauzy, gossamer, gossamery, half-seen, half-visible, hazy, ill-defined, in layers, inconspicuous, indefinite, indistinct, indistinguishable, insubstantial, lamellar, lamellate, lamellated, lamelliform, laminate, laminated, laminous, leaflike, leafy, light, light-pervious, limpid, low-profile, lucid, membranous, merely glimpsed, milky, misty, murky, nonopaque, obscure, opalescent, out of focus, pale, pearly, peekaboo, pellucid, pubescent, refined, revealing, satin, satiny, scummy, see-through, semivisible, shadowy, sheer, silky, smooth, spathic, spathose, stratified, stratiform, thin, thin-spun, three-ply, translucent, transparent, transpicuous, two-ply, uncertain, unclear, unclouded, undefined, unplain, unrecognizable, vague, velutinous, velvety, weak, wiredrawn