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1(especially of fabric) thin and translucent:‘filmy white voile’
diaphanous, transparent, see-through, translucent, sheer, gauzelike, gauzy, gossamer, gossamery, cobwebby, shimmeringdelicate, fine, ultra-fine, light, thin, airy, floaty, wispy, silkyfragile, flimsy, unsubstantial, insubstantialView synonyms
- ‘The dress was light and filmy, perfect for the hot weather.’
- ‘Maxine laughed and touched the filmy fabric of a sleeve.’
- ‘For the first time Ian notices that she's wearing nothing but a silk nightgown, so thin and filmy that it looks like gold paint brushed over her body.’
- ‘I pick out a simple outfit, a black, short-sleeved top and pants with a filmy, see-through skirt over that and a gem-studded silver belt to go around my hips and hold my bag of gems.’
- ‘The sleeves were made of a filmy, translucent red material, so insubstantial that it was almost not there.’
- ‘The moonlight turned the filmy blue dress hanging from her surprisingly petite shoulders nearly transparent, silhouetting her hour glass form against the material.’
- ‘Vibrant prints, block colours, searing white and filmy ice-cream shades will all feature heavily in the summer.’
- ‘Last week, I slurped down filmy, translucent rice noodles and sang a song of fish sauce, but today I'm trading Southeast Asia for China.’
- ‘In the filmy light of a city morning he looked ashen and old.’
- ‘The walls were free of torches, and yet a filmy light seeped in from an unknown source.’
- ‘Actually, I do like the delicate, filmy white square edged in yellow with an M embroidered in one corner.’
- ‘Outside in the moonlight, the white dress moved across the parking lot like a filmy, glittering cloud.’
- ‘But when I walked through and under them, the fabric looked heavy and inert, more like drapes than filmy wind-yielding robes.’
- ‘She glanced up when she had nearly finished, and saw his eyes pinned on her calves, the shadows of which could be seen through the filmy linen shift she wore.’
- ‘The room was lined with windows, and filmy white curtains fluttered in the breeze.’
- ‘He consumed an amazing amount of filmy fabric in the process of manipulating the sheer material into a richly textured garment.’
- ‘When the powdered something hit the water, a filmy silver light hovered over the rim of the smooth darkened wood of the cup.’
- ‘They balance tall bamboo poles draped in filmy fabrics.’
- ‘There was a long slit down each side of the skirt and sewn underneath was shimmering, filmy gold material.’
- ‘She had dressed for the occasion in a cascade of something filmy and see-through and spoke in a lilting middle-English.’
2Covered with or as with a thin layer of something:‘her eyes were dull and filmy’
non-transparent, cloudy, blurred, smeared, hazy, misty, dirty, dingy, muddy, muddied, grimy, smearyView synonyms
- ‘The tears were still fresh in her eyes, balancing delicately as they rippled across her eyes, filmy and scared.’
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