Definition of see-through in US English:

see-through

adjective

  • (especially of clothing) translucent.

    ‘this shirt's a bit see-through when it's wet’
    • ‘I have very long hair and wear a see-through lace shirt over a bra.’
    • ‘She took it off and underneath she was wearing a see-through blouse.’
    • ‘Turn up the heat with a smoky eye created with shimmery cream shadow or see-through powder.’
    • ‘She also wore a pink see-through sweater with a black tank underneath.’
    • ‘How can I tell in a store if a suit will be see-through once it's wet?’
    • ‘During our stay, we passed many street level apartments and houses that had only see-through lace curtains in the windows.’
    • ‘I recall a period in the late 1960s when festively decorated bras worn under see-through tops were all the rage.’
    • ‘Retailers will love it, though, because the see-through packaging tube is small, attractive and different.’
    • ‘You laced it up at the back, and it was sort of see-through.’
    • ‘Worn without stays or hoops, this see-through dress was instantly popular, though some matrons equated it with loose morality.’
    • ‘The national press was quick to seize, too, on pictures of Kate at a student fashion show wearing a see-through dress.’
    • ‘I'll wear anything whether it's see-through or not.’
    • ‘Mom comes downstairs minutes later with a short, short miniskirt and a see-through shirt.’
    • ‘I liked the colours and pattern and of course I will wear something underneath as I was never one to wear a see-through top with just a bra underneath.’
    • ‘The latest collection includes delicate see-through dresses and tops featuring raw hems and ruche detailing.’
    • ‘The gown has long see-through sleeves and is a turtle neck.’
    • ‘Today, at the mall, Jillian didn't wear mini skirts and tops that were see-through.’
    transparent, translucent, clear, limpid, crystal clear, crystalline, pellucid, glassy
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Pronunciation

see-through

/ˈsē ˌTHro͞o//ˈsi ˌθru/