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commonness

Synonyms:

acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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Correct spelling:
diaphanous
Definition:
Allowing light to pass through, as porcelain; translucent or transparent; pellucid; clear.

Synonyms:

adjective
airy
fragile, visionary, rarest, lightest.
fine, see-through
chiffon, clear, delicate, filmy, flimsy, gauzy, gossamer, light, pellucid, pure, sheer, thin, translucent, transparent, cobweblike.
semitransparent
bleary, cloudy, filmy, foggy, fuzzy, gauzy, hazy, limpid, milky, misty, murky, semitransparent, unclear, veiled, semi-opalescent, semi-opaque.
transparent
clear, crystalline, glassy, lucent, lucid, revealing, translucent, transparent, cellophane, filmy, hyaline, limpid, crystal-clear, see-through.
noun
diaphanous
cobwebby, filmy, gauzy, gossamer, sheer, thin, transparent, vaporous, see through.
Examples of usage:
  1. And so, when the disciples disputed among themselves, Mary dreamed of diaphanous hours and immaculate days that knew no night, and in this wise lived until from the terrace of Jerusalem's Temple the Master bade her return to Bethany and wait him there. – Mary Magdalen by Edgar Saltus
  2. Clad in a loose diaphanous robe of white, with a simple band of silver clasping it round her supple form, her rich hair caught carelessly back with a knot of scarlet passion- flowers, she looked a creature too fair for earth, a being all divine; and the Prince presently turning his glances towards her, evidently thought so, from the adoring tenderness with which he bent over her and kissed the ripe, red, smiling lips which pouted so deliciously to take the offered caress. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  3. Where was the story of heartache and tragedy- I asked myself, as we stood in our tent door watching the York boat come in with provisions for the year under a sky of such diaphanous northern lights as leave you dumb before their beauty and their splendor? – The Canadian Commonwealth by Agnes C. Laut
  4. She had dainty little feet, as well shaped as any he had ever seen, and she was perfectly dressed, her gown a diaphanous creation of melting colours and floating softness, which suggested more than it revealed of her person, like a nymph's drapery. – The Good Comrade by Una L. Silberrad
  5. For the first time the color came to her cheek and surged up to her temples, not suddenly or hotly, but with the semi- diaphanous lightness of roseate vapor mounting into winter air. – The Inner Shrine by Basil King

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