- n a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
- n filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
- s characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
gossamer shading through his playing
- s so thin as to transmit light
- The gossamer scenario begins with the assumption that the inept and corrupt al-Jaafari government has discredited itself with the Iraqis.
- A good bra, especially for the D cups among us, is more akin to a suspension bridge than gossamer.
- The fellowship displayed at Bandung would, of course, prove as gossamer as the rhetoric.
- Shane Black in NBC30.com
It's about a guy who is sort of a schlep who has this mythic character that follows in the story as presence that's felt but not seen in Johnny Gossamer,Black described.
- Ben Brantley in The Australian
In a long and highly favourable review in The New York Times, critic Ben Brantley said Blanchett's character "soars spectacularly on the gossamer wings of fantasies that allow her character to live with herself".
- Lisa Coleman in Reuters
Scoring is the gossamer art,Coleman said. "You really have to not be there, but if you weren't there, the scene would suddenly be just a play."