filmy

adjective
\ ˈfil-mē How to pronounce filmy (audio) \
filmier; filmiest

Definition of filmy

1 : of, resembling, or composed of film : gauzy filmy draperies
2 : covered with a haze or film

Other Words from filmy

filmily \ ˈfil-​mə-​lē How to pronounce filmy (audio) \ adverb
filminess \ ˈfil-​mē-​nəs How to pronounce filmy (audio) \ noun

Examples of filmy in a Sentence

filmy cobwebs covering the entryway to the cellar those filmy curtains don't block out enough light
Recent Examples on the Web Gill underscores the vulnerability of the bodies by incorporating scraps of fabric or patterns, notably filmy lace. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 15 July 2022 Or, use it to more gently clean a load of delicate but filmy crystal that needs freshening. Carolyn Forté, Good Housekeeping, 21 June 2022 Charles Street’s Pennsylvania Station is now wrapped in scaffolding and a dark filmy safety material that makes the building pop out. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 11 June 2022 Often the bodily contours meld with filmy items of clothing that are fixed in place but seem to ripple. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2022 On Christmas morning last year, most of the gifts under my family’s tree were adorned in filmy old drugstore wrapping paper: green plaid, snowflakes, Santa Claus. New York Times, 14 Dec. 2021 A few weeks later, a filmy, green stretch spanned more than 12 miles of Lake Superior from Cornucopia, Wis., to Little Sand Bay, but soon dissipated. Arkansas Online, 24 Oct. 2021 A few weeks later, a filmy, green stretch spanned more than 12 miles of Lake Superior from Cornucopia, Wisconsin, to Little Sand Bay, but soon dissipated. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, 15 Oct. 2021 The front curtain is electric-blue taffeta, pulled aside to reveal a green velvet grotto, backed by a filmy gauze curtain, drawn in front of a curtain of silver lamé. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 24 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of filmy

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

28 Jul 2022

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“Filmy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filmy. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for filmy

filmy

adjective
\ ˈfil-mē How to pronounce filmy (audio) \
filmier; filmiest

Kids Definition of filmy

: very thin and light filmy curtains

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