Friday, December 18, 2009
diaphanous adjective [dahy-AF-uh-nuhs] very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent.
Definitions for diaphanous
- very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent.
- delicately hazy.
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Citations for diaphanous
Cool, silver-heeled, in a billowing, diaphanous white shawl, she ambles in uninvited at the end of Act I, along with her companion, Oscar (Peter Francis James), a dark, intruding angel.
Problems already begin to appear, perhaps they are not problems as yet, rather different layers of meaning, displaced sediments, new questioning formulations, take for example the phrase, Over the great nakedness of truth, the diaphanous cloak of imagination.