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Adjective: gossamer  gó-su-mu(r)
  1. Characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
    "gossamer shading through his playing";
    - ethereal, etherial
  2. So thin as to transmit light
    "gossamer cobwebs";
    - diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous [Brit, non-standard], cobwebby, vapoury [Brit, Cdn], vapory [US]
Noun: gossamer  gó-su-mu(r)
  1. A gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
  2. Filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
    - cobweb

Derived forms: gossamers

See also: delicate, thin

Type of: fibril, filament, gauze, netting, strand, veiling

Encyclopedia: Gossamer