diaphaneity

[ dih-af-uh-nee-i-tee, dahy-uh-fuh- ]
/ dɪˌæf əˈni ɪ ti, ˌdaɪ ə fə- /

noun

the quality of being diaphanous; transparency.

Origin of diaphaneity

1650–60; < Greek diaphanḗ(s) showing through + -ity
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Examples from the Web for diaphaneity

  • She was partial to draperies and that, perhaps, created the illusion of diaphaneity.

    Painted Veils|James Huneker
  • What had been leanness in her youth had become transparency in her maturity; and this diaphaneity allowed the angel to be seen.

    Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
  • Even the best scryers often fail to see anything in the crystal which maintains its natural ‘diaphaneity,’ as Dr. Dee says.

  • The diaphaneity of Babet contrasted with the grossness of Gueulemer.

    Les Misrables|Victor Hugo