diaphaneity

noun
di·​a·​pha·​ne·​i·​ty | \ (ˌ)dī-ˌa-fə-ˈnē-ə-tē How to pronounce diaphaneity (audio) , ˌdī-ə-fə-, -ˈnā- \

Definition of diaphaneity

: the quality or state of being diaphanous

First Known Use of diaphaneity

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diaphaneity

borrowed from Medieval Latin diaphanēitāt-, diaphanēitās, from Greek diaphanē-, stem of diaphanḗs "transparent, diaphanous" + Latin -itāt-, -itās - -ity

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“Diaphaneity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaphaneity. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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