Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Drawn to a fine thread; minute; hence, over-refined; over-elaborated; subtile: as, fine-spun theories.

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

  • adjective Spun so as to be fine; drawn to a fine thread; attenuated; hence, unsubstantial; visionary.

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

  • adjective spun into a fine thread
  • adjective delicate and subtle, with fine detail

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

  • adjective developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety
  • adjective developed in excessively fine detail

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Examples

  • A kickball fell from her finespun fingers, bouncing disinterestedly away at an oblique angle, a distant shadow from a 767 drifting across its path.

    Again

  • The icy floral space is delicate and finespun like the most exquisite snowflake, and includes winter trees by Julia Hathor , owner and creator of the four sim Creative Fantasy Home & Garden teleport directly from here.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Marquis Conrade, thy wit begins to halt; I will trust thy finespun measures no longer, but will try my own.

    The Talisman

  • They didn't take, for as Mr. Stewart asks: "What man with a beard could say such finespun silken terms without cursing afterwards to clear his mouth?"

    A Long Way From Dullsville

  • The icy floral space is delicate and finespun like the most exquisite snowflake, and includes winter trees by Julia Hathor , owner and creator of the four sim Creative Fantasy Home & Garden teleport directly from here.

    More Chouchou - Making music from somewhere far, far away

  • "Darling Death shouted in his ear, his ear made to record the least, the most finespun of worm-cries and dragonfly-jubilations" -- Levertov

    Earworms, Decent Intervals, and Quagmires

  • He was dressed for the festival in a finespun linen shirt and woolen hose and a vest still decorated with a wilted flower.

    My Demon's Kiss

  • Meanwhile the four women were stripping Regapisk of his travel-worn clothing and draping him in finespun, marvelously decorated kilts and robes.

    Burning Tower

  • He was dressed for the festival in a finespun linen shirt and woolen hose and a vest still decorated with a wilted flower.

    My Demon's Kiss

  • Meanwhile the four women were stripping Regapisk of his travel-worn clothing and draping him in finespun, marvelously decorated kilts and robes.

    Burning Tower

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