Definition of diaphanous
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Examples of diaphanous in a sentence
the bride wore a diaphanous veil
Origin and Etymology of diaphanous
Medieval Latin diaphanus, from Greek diaphanēs, from diaphainein to show through, from dia- + phainein to show — more at fancy
First Known Use: 1614
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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