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Meaning of DIAPHANOUS

Pronunciation:  dI'afunus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  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"
 

DIAPHANOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: cobwebby, filmy, gauzy, gossamer, see-through, sheer, thin, transparent, vaporous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

      Another cloud in the region of them, light enough to be
      fantastic and diaphanous.                --Landor.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Extremely thin and transparent.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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, lightish, light-pervious, 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, thinnish, thin-set, thin-spun, threadlike, translucent, translucid, transparent, transpicuous, unclouded, unobscured, vague, wasp-waisted, watered, watered-down, watery, weak, willowy, wiredrawn, wispy
 

 

 

 

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