- thin and light; fine and gauzy: a gown of a filmy material.
- hazy or misty; glazed: filmy eyes.
Origin of filmy
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Examples from the Web for filmy
Lush embroidery and embellishment covered the neckline of filmy tulle gowns.Prada and Gucci Show Off Strong, Smart Sensuality at Milan Fall 2012 Fashion Shows
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Then he saw that this emptiness was lined and laced with filmy striations, like cellophane.The 4-D Doodler
Her long, filmy white summer dress fell nearly to her ankles.The White Invaders
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If a gorgeous color is worn as a dress, it will be covered with filmy lace.Mizora: A Prophecy
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Through the filmy atmosphere to recognise them was impossible.
A sort of filmy fog had arisen over the ocean, which hid the stars from sight.
- composed of or resembling film; transparent or gauzy
- covered with or as if with a film; hazy; blurred
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Word Origin and History for filmy
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