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  • n. The quality of being filmy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. State of being filmy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or state of being filmy.


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  • Not since Turkish Star Wars has a film managed to capture the… filminess of the… topical… plans.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Ok…this made my entire day better than before.

  • "Same thing for me," he says when his eyes lose their filminess.

    A King of Infinite Space

  • It may have the misty filminess of steam, the limpid deeps of water, or the cold weight and icy dullness of pompous ignorance.

    Spirit and Music

  • After that first sharp immediate relief from suspense, Lois again felt its filminess settling down upon her.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908.

  • Her sheer, white gown fell from sloping, well powdered shoulders and its filminess softened wonderfully the lines which were beginning to harden her face.

    The Lady Doc

  • This impression of willowy flexibility was somehow heightened by large, pear-shaped pendants hanging from her ears, by a certain filminess in her black costume and hat.

    The Dwelling Place of Light — Complete

  • Now the inundation divided itself into separate wavelets, the last lagging behind, crested by a foaming parasol, which hid all details, except a general white muslin filminess.

    My Friend the Chauffeur

  • Having heard, she said nothing; but Lady Valleys noticed with alarm that over her eyes had come suddenly the peculiar filminess of age.

    The Patrician

  • This is important because (a) the filminess of the vest layer is essential for showing a bit of breast curvature, an aesthetic to which the Wags are wedded and (b) those filmy vest layers are surprisingly expensive, but are a status symbol which only those who spend time flicking through the rails in Cricket or

    The Guardian World News

  • It's a stylistically arched world and not the one you and I live in, granted, but this is exactly why any deviation into filminess jars so painfully on the nerves.


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