noun see diaphanous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • diaphanousness — See diaphaneity. * * * …   Universalium

  • diaphanousness — noun The quality of being diaphanous …   Wiktionary

  • diaphanousness — di·aph·a·nous·ness …   English syllables

  • diaphanousness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being diaphanous * * * dīaphˈanousness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑diaphanous …   Useful english dictionary

  • diaphanous — adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin diaphanus, from Greek diaphanēs, from diaphainein to show through, from dia + phainein to show more at fancy Date: 1614 1. characterized by such fineness of texture as to permit seeing through < diaphanous… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • diaphanous — diaphanously, adv. diaphanousness, n. /duy af euh neuhs/, adj. 1. very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent. 2. delicately hazy. [1605 15; < ML diaphanus < Gk diaphan(és) transparent (equiv. to diaphan , s. of diaphaínein …   Universalium

  • airiness — Synonyms and related words: Prospero, airy nothing, airy texture, appearance, ascent, attenuation, bodilessness, bounce, breeziness, bubbliness, buoyancy, carefreeness, chirpiness, daintiness, debonairness, delicacy, delusiveness, diaphanousness …   Moby Thesaurus

  • clarity — Synonyms and related words: Atticism, accuracy, admission of light, appropriateness, articulateness, articulation, atmospheric visibility, care, ceiling, ceiling unlimited, chasteness, chastity, classicalism, classicism, clear coast, clear road,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • delicacy — Synonyms and related words: absoluteness, accommodatingness, accuracy, acquired taste, affectivity, agreeableness, airiness, airy texture, allergy, ambrosia, amiable weakness, anaphylaxis, appreciation, appreciation of differences, appreciation… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • exiguity — Synonyms and related words: Lenten fare, airiness, airy texture, attenuation, austerity, chinchiness, chintziness, daintiness, delicacy, diaphanousness, dilutedness, dilution, diminutiveness, ethereality, exiguousness, exility, fewness, fineness …   Moby Thesaurus

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