\ˈfil-mē \
filmier; filmiest

Definition of filmy 

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

2 : covered with a haze or film

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Other Words from filmy

filmily \ˈfil-mə-lē \ adverb
filminess \ˈfil-mē-nəs \ noun

Examples of filmy in a Sentence

filmy cobwebs covering the entryway to the cellar those filmy curtains don't block out enough light

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Pothos vines drape like filmy curtains over windows, and potted ferns double as bookends in her 1,200-square-foot apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which accommodates 700 plants. Michelle Slatalla, WSJ, "Plant Swaps: The Cheap Way to Score Rare Houseplants," 7 June 2018 Delicate gestures offset bold ones, even in the materials, including gold thread that darts across the canvas and filmy strips of painted silk. Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, "Art Daybook: " … and still we banter with the Devil" by Lien Truong," 21 Mar. 2018 The band was also willing to translate everything from filmy scores to TV themes to Christmas carols, which led them to wide success as a novelty act of sorts. Ron Hart, Billboard, "Remembering Nokie Edwards: 10 Essential Songs from The Ventures," 14 Mar. 2018 For pieces that are dull, filmy, or starting to discolor, mix a few drops of mild dish soap, like Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid Dish Soap, with warm water and dip in a soft cloth. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Every Type of Jewelry," 9 Mar. 2018 Brewed with 07270 and Eureka hops, this beer pours a dark gold with a filmy white head, and while both the aroma and flavor hit the same notes of pine and citrus as Pliny Younger, the Claimstake beer is smoother and better balanced. Daniel Barnes, sacbee, "One of San Diego's best brewers has moved to Sacramento. Here's why | The Sacramento Bee," 2 Mar. 2018 Her only challenge is to unleash your shy, seductive side by reaching for filmy fabrics, dripping chandeliers, and boudoir touches for dimension. Lindsay Tigar, Vogue, "How to Decorate Your Home Based on Your Astrological Sign," 11 Sep. 2017 In 1859, drillers tapped it 70 feet below the surface of filmy Oil Creek in Titusville, Pennsylvania. Grant Segall,, "Standard Oil enriched and left Cleveland: PD 175 (vintage photos)," 17 Sep. 2017 The hazy lighting and filmy shades lend themselves to the perfect backdrop for a weekend-long tryst with your love. Sara Tardiff, ELLE Decor, "Welcome To The Love Hotel: A Luxury (And Full-Sensory) Romantic Experience," 18 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of filmy

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of filmy

: very thin and light


\ˈfil-mē \
filmier; filmiest

Kids Definition of filmy

: very thin and light filmy curtains

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