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diaphanous / dahy-aff-uh-nuhs
adjective
1. very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent.
2. delicately hazy.

Example: "...the very mist on the Essex marshes was like a gauzy and radiant fabric, hung from the wooded rises inland, and draping the low shores in diaphanous folds." (Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness)

Origin: 1605–15; < ML diaphanus < Gk diaphan(s) transparent (equiv. to diaphan-, s. of diaphaínein to show through.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/diaphanous
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