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See definition of filmy on Dictionary.com
  • adj.finespun, fragile
  • adj.covered with mist; blurry

synonyms for filmy

  • chiffon
  • cobwebby
  • dainty
  • delicate
  • diaphanous
  • fine
  • fine-grained
  • flimsy
  • floaty
  • gauzy
  • gossamer
  • insubstantial
  • see-through
  • sheer
  • tiffany
  • transparent
  • wispy
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antonyms for filmy

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  • clean
  • clear
  • nontransparent
  • opaque
  • substantial
  • translucent
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How to use filmy in a sentence

Frail, filmy animals like these “don’t lend themselves to traditional study methods,” says ecologist Kelly Sutherland, at the University of Oregon in Eugene, who was not involved in the research.
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The filmy, azure angles at the tip were straining to part, held together by just one drop of light.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
A trail of filmy vapor crawled out athwart the lower pines and covered them as it rolled rapidly upward.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
The pale blue and the profusion of delicate filmy lace suited Lucy Warrender's dreamy blonde beauty.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME III (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Harkness was examining their ship, where shreds of filmy, fibrous material still clung, when Chet spoke.
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A filmy and diaphanous creature was Mrs. Patton also—one could never have dreamed of so exquisite a black butterfly.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
Mrs. Patton was still in mourning, a filmy and diaphanous kind of mourning, beautiful enough to placate the angel Azrael himself.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
Dressed in filmy white, her beautiful body, lovely hair, long lithe limbs would have bound any man to her through eternity.
TIGER CATDAVID H. KELLER
There was a beautiful, filmy snow on the ground, which had fallen during the night.
PHARAOH'S BROKERELLSWORTH DOUGLASS
She shivered slightly and drew the filmy scarf closer over her bare shoulders.
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WORDS RELATED TO FILMY

  • bleary
  • blurred
  • cloudy
  • filmy
  • foggy
  • fuzzy
  • diaphanous
  • ethereal
  • exquisite
  • filmy
  • fine-drawn
  • fine-grained
  • fine-spun
  • flimsy
  • fragile
  • gauzy
  • gossamer
  • gossamery
  • granular
  • impalpable
  • light
  • lightweight
  • little
  • loose
  • minute
  • porous
  • powdered
  • powdery
  • quality
  • slender
  • small
  • thin
  • threadlike
  • transparent
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