diaphanous


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diaphanous

(usually of fabrics such as silk) fine and translucent
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The water shone pacifically; the sky, without a speck, was a benign immensity of unstained light; the very mist on the Essex marshes was like a gauzy and radiant fabric, hung from the wooded rises inland, and draping the low shores in diaphanous folds.
Never till now had I seen her attired in any other than black or sad-coloured stuff; and there she stood by the window, clad all in white, and white of a most diaphanous texture; her array was very simple, to be sure, but it looked imposing and festal because it was so clear, full, and floating; a veil shadowed her head, and hung below her knee; a little wreath of pink flowers fastened it to her thickly tressed Grecian plait, and thence it fell softly on each side of her face.
The bracelets, necklace, and earrings were all what is called Berlin iron-work; but these delicate arabesques were made in Vienna, and seemed to have been fashioned by the fairies who, the stories tell us, are condemned by a jealous Carabosse to collect the eyes of ants, or weave a fabric so diaphanous that a nutshell can contain it.
'The Juggler' shows a teenaged girl wearing a clown's overalls, her face shrouded by a diaphanous material, and hands incongruently too aged looking.
Remember that diaphanous skirt Lady Diana Spencer was wearing as speculation grew of a romance with the Prince of Wales?
The shirt was also to be made of diaphanous material, (so that they could not conceal weapons).
diaphanous, a cluster of fluffy chromosomes, singing flotsam in her
Once again, the designer and stylist have focused on dreamy, prairie girl day dresses in chintzy cottons, with diaphanous florals and a smattering of sparkly jersey.
wore a Dolce & Gabbana diaphanous blouse with a long, black skirt.
flame, and I become diaphanous as static from a crystal radio ringing
Artfully subverting the spirit of such soulful, diaphanous romances as "Love Letter" and "Hana and Alice" from earlier in his own career, Iwai exposes the desperation and deceit involved in the search for love.