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Dictionary entry overview: What does diaphanous mean?
• DIAPHANOUS (adjective)
The adjective DIAPHANOUS has 1 sense:
1. so thin as to transmit light
Familiarity information: DIAPHANOUS used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||diaphanous [BACK TO TOP]|
So thin as to transmit light
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
thin (of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section)
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