Definition of diaphanous
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Examples of diaphanous in a Sentence
the bride wore a diaphanous veil
Recent Examples of diaphanous from the Web
Diaphanous sheets of speck and pucks of fried trotters are piled onto picturesque salumi platters.
At today’s Valentino Fall 2017 couture show, designer Pierpaolo Piccioli served up effortless femininity in a variety of silhouettes from sumptuous capes to diaphanous maxi dresses.
Designer Bertrand Guyon took the iconic Parisian couturier's passion for painting Monday to produce a diaphanous collection of couture gowns that fluttered by guests at Paris' Place Vendome.
Designer Bertrand Guyon took the iconic Parisian couturier’s passion for painting Monday to produce a diaphanous collection of couture gowns that fluttered by guests at Paris’ Place Vendome.
South Korean designer Juun J. opened his Friday menswear show with a female model in a diaphanous male-female shirt dress.
Along the eclipse’s curvaceous path from Oregon to South Carolina, the moon will momentarily block the face of the sun, obscuring all but its wispy, diaphanous atmosphere, and bathing the land below in darkness.
At the List Center, film of the 2015 play is projected on large diaphanous curtains that partly divide the room, allowing us to see its images from both sides.
Even as figs continue to pelt the ground, the first to fall have begun to rot and are enveloped in a nimbus of diaphanous white fungus.
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DIAPHANOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of diaphanous for English Language Learners
—used to describe cloth that is very thin and light
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