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

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Other Words from filmy

filmily \ ˈfil-​mə-​lē How to pronounce filmily (audio) \ adverb
filminess \ ˈfil-​mē-​nəs How to pronounce filminess (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 Posen also designed Princess Eugenie’s filmy, blush-toned wedding reception gown for her 2018 nuptials. Washington Post, "Zac Posen, red carpet favorite, shuts down fashion label," 2 Nov. 2019 Just don’t use more than what’s recommended in your user guide: That’ll leave a filmy residue on your fancy glassware. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, "Yes, There is a Correct Way to Load a Dishwasher," 10 Apr. 2020 Meanwhile the social constraints that serve here as Cain’s artistic ones also feel too filmy and indistinct to sustain the requisite tension. Lidija Haas, Harper's magazine, "New Books," 20 Jan. 2020 One of the new liberties Song clearly prizes is the ability to depict nudity, whether painting a pudgy tyrant in the raw or a shapely woman wrapped only in a filmy North Korean flag. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: Artist explores how castoff materials can be a venue to enlightenment," 14 Feb. 2020 Posen also designed Princess Eugenie’s filmy, blush-toned wedding reception gown for her 2018 nuptials. Washington Post, "Zac Posen, red carpet favorite, shuts down fashion label," 2 Nov. 2019 At the moment, Athens doesn’t have a buyer for plastic bags, nor for milk and juice cartons with waxy-filmy material and plastic spouts. Steve Lopezcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, "Column: I took the contents of my blue bin to the recycling center. Here’s what I learned," 17 Aug. 2019 Posen also designed Princess Eugenie’s filmy, blush-toned wedding reception gown for her 2018 nuptials. Time, "'Deeply Saddened' Designer Zac Posen Has Shut Down His Fashion Label," 4 Nov. 2019 Beyond the filmy white curtains, there was a vivid orange glow like the base of a rocket at lift-off. David Canfield, EW.com, "The Relentless Moon: Get a first look at the otherworldly follow-up to The Calculating Stars," 5 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of filmy

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of filmy was in 1604

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11 Jun 2020

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“Filmy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filmy. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for filmy

filmy

adjective
How to pronounce filmy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of filmy

: very thin and light

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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