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gossamer

noun

1 gossamer

A gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture.

Roget 205: filament, line; fiber, fibril; funicle, vein; hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili; tendril, gossamer; ... show more

Dutch: delikaat, ragfijn weefsel



2 gossamer

Filaments from a web that was spun by a spider.

synonym: cobweb.

Roget 320: levity; lightness etc. adj.; imponderability, buoyancy, volatility.    feather, dust, mote, down, thistle, down, flue, ... show more

Dutch: netdraad

adjective

1 gossamer

Characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy:
— Gossamer shading through his playing.

synonym: ethereal.

Roget 203: narrow, close; slender, thin, fine; thread-like etc. (filament) 205; finespun, gossamer; paper-thin; taper, ... show more

2 gossamer

So thin as to transmit light:
— Gossamer cobwebs.

synonyms: cobwebby, diaphanous, filmy, gauze-like, gauzy, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous.

Polish: przeźroczysty, prześwitujący, przezroczysty


Moby thesaurus: air, airy, animal fiber, artificial fiber, attenuate, attenuated, boyish, bubble, cambric tea, capillament, chaff, chip, cilium, cirrus, clear, clear as crystal, cobweb, cork, crystal, crystal-clear ... show more.

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