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filmy

play
adjective \ˈfil-mē\

Simple Definition of filmy

  • : very thin and light

Full Definition of filmy

film·i·erfilm·i·est

  1. 1 :  of, resembling, or composed of film :  gauzy <filmy draperies>

  2. 2 :  covered with a haze or film

film·i·ly play \-mə-lē\ adverb
film·i·ness play \-mē-nəs\ noun

Examples of filmy

  1. <filmy cobwebs covering the entryway to the cellar>

  2. <those filmy curtains don't block out enough light>



1584

First Known Use of filmy

1584


FILMY Defined for Kids

filmy

play
adjective \ˈfil-mē\

Definition of filmy

film·i·erfilm·i·est

  1. :  very thin and light <filmy curtains>





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