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diaphanous (adj.)

"transmitting light, transparent," 1610s, from Medieval Latin diaphanus, from Greek diaphanes "transparent," from dia "through" (see dia-) + phainesthai, middle voice form (subject acting on itself) of phainein "bring to light, cause to appear, show," from PIE root *bha- (1) "to shine." Related: Diaphanously; diaphanousness.

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Definitions of diaphanous

diaphanous (adj.)
so thin as to transmit light;
a hat with a diaphanous veil
Synonyms: filmy / gauzy / gauze-like / gossamer / see-through / sheer / transparent / vaporous / vapourous / cobwebby
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