diaphanous
[ dahy-af-uh-nuhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Early 17th century; Greek from medieval Latin diaphanus, from Greek diaphanēs, from dia ‘through’ + phainein ‘to show’
Synonyms
  • clear
  • sheer
  • translucent
  • transparent
Antonyms
  • opaque
  • thick
Definition
very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent
Example
The jellyfish had a diaphanous exterior.
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