diaphaneity

noun

di·​a·​pha·​ne·​i·​ty (ˌ)dī-ˌa-fə-ˈnē-ə-tē How to pronounce diaphaneity (audio)
ˌdī-ə-fə-,
-ˈnā-
: the quality or state of being diaphanous

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diaphaneity was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Diaphaneity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaphaneity. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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