Definition of aerophane in English:

aerophane

(also areophane)

noun

historical
  • A light semi-transparent silk fabric of the nature of a thin crape or gauze. Now chiefly historical.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Ladies' Pocket Magazine. Apparently from French aérophane (not dated in dictionaries of French) from aéro- + -phane.

Pronunciation:

aerophane

/ˌɛːrə(ʊ)ˈfeɪn/