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As the audience enters, the diaphanous curtains onstage are gently blowing in the breezes of the Amalfi coast.
From mesh and lace to the sheer and diaphanous, transparency was a clear favorite on the runways.
Some of the latter were so diaphanous as to be perfectly invisible when immersed in the water.
And far up in the heights, where his own ship could never reach and where no clouds could be, were diaphanous wraiths.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
A filmy and diaphanous creature was Mrs. Patton also—one could never have dreamed of so exquisite a black butterfly.
Mrs. Patton was still in mourning, a filmy and diaphanous kind of mourning, beautiful enough to placate the angel Azrael himself.
And if any lady is to wear garments in his vicinity, I assume that those garments are to be anything except diaphanous!In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers