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Definition of diaphanous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

diaphanous

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//daɪˈæfənəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈæfənəs//
 
(formal)
 
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(of cloth) so light and fine that you can almost see through it Word Origin early 17th cent.: from medieval Latin diaphanus, from Greek diaphanēs, from dia ‘through’ + phainein ‘to show’.
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