diaphanous diaphanous  /daɪ ˈæ fə nɪs/


  • (adj) so thin as to transmit light


  1. Linda stalked the stage in a diaphanous dress with blue lipstick and red earrings.
  2. The Bride's gown had a diaphanous and airy quality which made it a perfect choice for a summer wedding.
  3. The diaphanous windows of the tower light up the stairway and was also able to withstand the hailstorm.



  1. These other photos, Flynn writes, "also have the texture of dreams-shadowy, diaphanous, changeable."
    on Feb 5, 2010 By: Nick Flynn Source: The Millions

  2. "This form that I'm holding is a sort of very delicate, diaphanous metal structure that floats inside that glass volume," Carpenter says, "and the purpose is to take daylight coming down through this oculus or skylight at the roof, passing...
    on Feb 28, 2006 By: James Carpenter Source: Voice of America

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