English to Afrikaans Meaning :: diaphanous

Diaphanous :
doorzichtig
- doorzichtig
 

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Adjective(1) so thin as to transmit light

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(1) The house, too, is filled with colour and texture: gold, glitter, satin, lace, feathers, and yards of diaphanous fabric.(2) Creatures have recognizable parts - but in the sea they can be diaphanous clouds of membrane, without eyes, face, stomach, spine, or brain.(3) At every shop window she checked out her reflection and her several diaphanous layers of bold, floral-printed skirt, top and shawl.(4) When I arrived back at his house, Amy was already wearing her seventies outfit - a knee-length dress of diaphanous purple and blue flowers.(5) Light filters through the diaphanous structure, supplementing cool north light for those exhibits that can be exposed to daylight.(6) The canvas is almost 5 feet tall, and it shows her in a light turquoise satin and chiffon dress with short diaphanous sleeves.(7) The first glimpse of what a London Olympics would look like reveals an 80,000-seater stadium with diaphanous roof sections resembling giant insect wings.(8) He would ÔÇÿflit around the backyard trailing a long piece of diaphanous fabric, in the style of the ballets RussesÔÇÖ.(9) The goddess, clad in a diaphanous robe, overawes the medieval demoiselles who have gathered to admire their reflections in a mountain pool.(10) Women dancers were dressed in diaphanous white frocks with little wings at their waist, and were bathed in the mysterious poetic light created by newly developed gas lighting in theatres.(11) Even more amazingly, especially in the ravishing performance of Debussy's orchestral seascapes, they bring a chamber music-like transparency to this diaphanous score.(12) Like Robert Irwin, he uses diaphanous fields to capture light, and hovering surfaces to question the fixity of architectural space.(13) A chorus of fairies wafts above the stage, fluttering their diaphanous wings.(14) The interior is largely obscured, however, by an upside-down stair, magically suspended from the first floor and contained by a diaphanous veil of fine steel grating.(15) Conversation ebbs and flows, and from time to time, our host's wife floats through in her diaphanous dress and offers us cheese straws.(16) Illuminated only by the fire, her figure shrouded in diaphanous clothes, she drifted in a nimbus of copper light.
Synonyms
Adjective
1. sheer ::
pure
2. fine ::
fyn
3. delicate ::
delikate
4. light ::
lig
5. thin ::
dun
6. insubstantial ::
bedruk
7. floaty ::
floaty
8. flimsy ::
swak
9. filmy ::
filmy
10. silken ::
kante
12. gossamer ::
Gossamer
13. gossamer-thin ::
ragfijne
14. gauzy ::
wasige
15. translucent ::
deurskynende
16. transparent ::
deursigtige
17. see-through ::
sien deur
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