filmy

play
adjective \ˈfil-mē\

Definition of filmy

filmier

;

filmiest

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

  2. 2 :  covered with a haze or film

filmily

play \ˈfil-mə-lē\ adverb

filminess

play \ˈfil-mē-nəs\ noun

Examples of filmy in a Sentence

  1. filmy cobwebs covering the entryway to the cellar

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

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First Known Use of filmy

1604


FILMY Defined for English Language Learners

filmy

play
adjective

Definition of filmy for English Language Learners

  • : very thin and light


FILMY Defined for Kids

filmy

play
adjective \ˈfil-mē\

Definition of filmy for Students

filmier

;

filmiest

  1. :  very thin and light filmy curtains



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