filmier; filmiest
: of, resembling, or composed of film : gauzy
filmy draperies
: covered with a haze or film
filmily adverb
filminess noun

Example Sentences

filmy cobwebs covering the entryway to the cellar those filmy curtains don't block out enough light
Recent Examples on the Web Is there anything more satisfying than peeling a filmy mask off your face? Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 28 Oct. 2022 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,, 15 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of filmy was in 1604

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Cite this Entry

“Filmy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

filmier; filmiest
: of, resembling, suggesting, or made of film
filminess noun

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