Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Transparently.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Translucently.

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  • adverb In a diaphanous manner or to a diaphanous extent

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Ms. Chapman is the designer behind the five-year-old fashion label, Marchesa, famous for clinging diaphanously to the hips of red carpet-walkers such as Sienna Miller, Scarlett Johansen and Penelope Cruz among a litany of other A-listers.

    All in the Family, by Design: Georgina Chapman Buys Jane St. Condo with her Brother

  • Stories are embedded within stories like Russian dolls, encompassing ­every narrative genre from ­instructive fable to swashbuckling adventure to diaphanously veiled pornography.

    Old Tales That Still Seduce

  • Ms. Chapman is the designer behind the five-year-old fashion label, Marchesa, famous for clinging diaphanously to the hips of red carpet-walkers such as Sienna Miller, Scarlett Johansen and Penelope Cruz among a litany of other A-listers.

    All in the Family, by Design: Georgina Chapman Buys Jane St. Condo with her Brother

  • The faceted walls dimmed; in front of me they melted, diaphanously, like a gelatinous wall in a blast of flame; through their vanishing, under the torrent of driving light, the unthinkable, impalpable tornado, I began to move, slowly — then ever more swiftly!

    The Moon Pool

  • This woman, diaphanously cloaked and sensu-ously madeup, represented an entirely more complex challenge.

    The Chronicles of Riddick

  • "Oh, all of it," she said, and lifted her book, showing a cover with a familiar castle and a diaphanously attired princess.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Daphne and I both wore gossamer white, and pretended we were naiads or is it dryads? floating diaphanously about.

    Dreaming of the Bones

  • And that's why your legends always give fairies butterfly wings instead of beetle wings which are much more diaphanously beautiful.

    The Complete Stories Vol 1

  • It featured a delicate-looking Conan with a diaphanously draped damsel throwing her arms around his neck as he warded off a flying attacker with an ineffectual knife.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • Color developed in the air, swirling diaphanously.

    Robot Adept

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