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Synonyms for gossamer

Noun

1. gossamer, gauze, netting, veiling
usage: a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
2. cobweb, gossamer, fibril, filament, strand
usage: filaments from a cobweb

Adjective

1. ethereal, gossamer, delicate (vs. rugged)
usage: characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy; "this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing"
2. diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, cobwebby, thin (vs. thick)
usage: so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"
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