Etymology
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filmy (adj.)

c. 1600, "composed of thin membranes," from film (n.) + -y (2). Related: Filminess.

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Definitions of filmy

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