fine·​spun | \ ˈfīn-ˈspən How to pronounce finespun (audio) \

Definition of finespun

: developed with extreme care or delicacy also : developed in excessively fine or subtle detail

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Recent Examples on the Web At the Kennedy Center’s Opera House on Saturday, Washington National Opera’s Russell Thomas burst onto the stage, brandishing a red flag, and sang it in tones of finespun gold. Washington Post, "Russell Thomas headlines bleak ‘Otello’ at WNO," 27 Oct. 2019 All the distant hills’ grasses were finespun metal which the wind laid down. Annie Dillard, The Atlantic, "Annie Dillard's Classic Essay: 'Total Eclipse'," 20 Mar. 2015

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First Known Use of finespun

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Finespun.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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