diaphaneity

[ dih-af-uh-nee-i-tee, dahy-uh-fuh- ]
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noun
  1. the quality of being diaphanous; transparency.

Origin of diaphaneity

1
1650–60; <Greek diaphanḗ(s) showing through + -ity

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How to use diaphaneity in a sentence

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

    Painted Veils | James Huneker
  • Even the best scryers often fail to see anything in the crystal which maintains its natural ‘diaphaneity,’ as Dr. Dee says.

  • All sorts of adjectives qualify our thoughts which appear incompatible with consciousness, being as such a bare diaphaneity.

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

    Les Misrables | Victor Hugo