from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, resembling, or consisting of film; gauzy: filmy lingerie. See Synonyms at airy.
  • adj. Covered by or as if by a film; hazy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling or made of a thin film; gauzy
  • adj. Covered by (or as if by) a film; hazy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Composed of film or films.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Composed of thin membranes or pellicles, or of fine threads; resembling a film.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. so thin as to transmit light


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  • Now, the suffering outweighs the enjoyment and just thinking about the stuff makes my innards do an unpleasant serpentine dance that might be inviting were it happening with a pretty lady in filmy draperies on stage rather than inside my guts where the appeal is distinctly lacking.

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  • A fresh girl on the stage, the abdah with bare feet again, dressed in filmy scarves that would come off, altered the light of the place, lifting its darkness somewhat as the spotlight played upon her.

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  • Just as it disappeared, and while yet long golden rays of sunlight were streaming up against the rosy western sky, there came from the Point where the forts stood, a sudden puff of white smoke, which had time to float quite away in filmy wreaths, away into the bright blue air which quivered with the reflected sunbeams, before

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  • Movie hasn't touched half the stuff the book has but I guess you have to make "filmy" and it worked in that way too.

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  • I'm hoping that immediately upon arrival, some kind of filmy sophistication and nonchalance will settle over me and not all and sundry will be able to identify me as a New York neophtye.

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  • Edwin has then seen Jack Jasper in one of his "filmy" seizures.

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  • And "filmy" plastic includes more than just grocery sacks.

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  • Their eagerness to present a more palatable Golwalkar was also evident when they went in for presenting a 'filmy' version of Golwalkar.


  • Coming from one of the most popular 'filmy' families, Abhishek Bachchan made a much hyped debut with 'Refugee' in the year 2000.

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