Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Resembling film in thinness or translucency; gauzy: synonym: airy.
  • adjective Covered with a film or sheen.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • adjective Composed of film or films.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective so thin as to transmit light

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Examples

  • 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.

    Varieties of Religious Experience

  • 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.

    Varieties of Religious Experience

  • 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

    A Christmas Cake in Four Quarters

  • The excitement was paramount in Tamil filmy circles about this news.

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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.

    Vatana ni Bhakri

  • 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.

    The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot

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

    Matador Network

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

    Kafila

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