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Gossamer

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Noun

1. gossamer

a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture

2. cobweb, gossamer

filaments from a web that was spun by a spider

Adjective

3. ethereal, gossamer

characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy

Example Sentences:
'this smallest and most ethereal of birds'
'gossamer shading through his playing'

4. cobwebby, diaphanous, filmy, gauze-like, gauzy, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous

so thin as to transmit light

Example Sentences:
'a hat with a diaphanous veil'
'filmy wings of a moth'
'gauzy clouds of dandelion down'
'gossamer cobwebs'
'sheer silk stockings'
'transparent chiffon'
'vaporous silks'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Gossamer

see synonyms of gossamer
noun
1. 
a gauze or silk fabric of the very finest texture
2. 
a filmy cobweb often seen on foliage or floating in the air
3. 
anything resembling gossamer in fineness or filminess
4. (modifier)
made of or resembling gossamer
gossamer wings

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Gossamer

see synonyms of gossamer
noun
1. 
a filmy cobweb floating in the air or spread on bushes or grass
2. 
a very thin, soft, filmy cloth
3.  US, Obsolete
a lightweight waterproof coat
4. 
anything like gossamer in lightness, flimsiness, etc.
adjective
5. 
light, thin, and filmy
: also ˈgossamery (ˈgɑsəməri ; gäsˈəmərē)

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Gossamer

see synonyms of gossamer
n.
1. A fine film of cobwebs that is often seen floating in the air or is caught on bushes or grass.
2. Something that is light, delicate, or sheer, such as fabric.
adj.
Sheer, light, or delicate: "An iron bedstead swathed in gossamer muslin stands out from all walls, adrift as a cloud" (Margo Miller). See Synonyms at airy.

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