gossamer

Noun

  1. a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
    • Less specific
      • gauze
      • netting
      • veiling
    • Related
      • ethereal
      • gossamer
  2. filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
    • Synonyms
      • cobweb
    • Less specific
      • fibril
      • filament
      • strand
    • Related
      • ethereal
      • gossamer

Adjective

  1. characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy; “this smallest and most ethereal of birds”; “gossamer shading through his playing”
    • Synonyms
      • ethereal
    • Similar to
      • delicate
    • Related
      • cobweb
      • gossamer
      • gossamer
  2. so thin as to transmit light; “a hat with a diaphanous veil”; “filmy wings of a moth”; “gauzy clouds of dandelion down”; “gossamer cobwebs”; “sheer silk stockings”; “transparent chiffon”; “vaporous silks”
    • Synonyms
      • diaphanous
      • filmy
      • gauzy
      • gauze-like
      • see-through
      • sheer
      • transparent
      • vaporous
      • vapourous
      • cobwebby
    • Similar to
      • thin
    • Related
      • cobweb
      • transparency
      • transparence
      • transparency
      • transparence
      • transparentness
      • gauze
      • netting
      • veiling
      • film
      • plastic film

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