[ UK /fˈɪlmi/ ]
  1. so thin as to transmit light
    sheer silk stockings
    filmy wings of a moth
    gossamer cobwebs
    vaporous silks
    gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    a hat with a diaphanous veil
    transparent chiffon
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How To Use filmy In A Sentence

  • It loomed above them, an enormous serpentine shape with pearled scales and filmy translucent fins.
  • While Dick Forrest scanned the pamphlet on hog cholera issued by the State of Iowa, through his open windows, across the wide court, began to come sounds of the awakening of the girl who laughed from the wooden frame by his bed and who had left on the floor of his sleeping porch, not so many hours before, the rosy, filmy, lacy, boudoir cap so circumspectly rescued by Oh My. CHAPTER VII
  • Now, the suffering outweighs the enjoyment and just thinking about the stuff makes my innards do an unpleasant serpentine dance that might be inviting were it happening with a pretty lady in filmy draperies on stage rather than inside my guts where the appeal is distinctly lacking. Tigers & Strawberries » The Power of Plastik Cheez
  • The tears were still fresh in her eyes, balancing delicately as they rippled across her eyes, filmy and scared.
  • They bustled along talking to their invisible friends, or stood abstracted on the kerb the fingers of one hand fiddling away in the palm of the other, or, like iAnna footled fanatically with a filmy square-foot. The Guardian World News
  • It fell back towards us and I caught the filmy ash on another plate.
  • There are filmy ferns, and more jagged ferns, ferns which look like moss, and the stumpy Mexican tree fern, Cybotium scheidei, which never grows very tall.
  • Had two," said Dick, watching the approaching punt, which was still half a mile away, and being poled steadily in and out of the winding water-lane, now hidden by the dry rustling reeds which stood covered with strands of filmy conferva or fen scum. Dick o' the Fens A Tale of the Great East Swamp
  • In the filmy light of a city morning he looked ashen and old.
  • The filmy veil of ethereality had been drawn away to reveal quite an acid drop. The Little Lady Agency and the Prince
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