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1. gossamer

adjective. ['ˈgɑːsəmɝ'] characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy.

Synonyms

  • delicate

Antonyms

  • solid
  • liquid

Etymology

  • gossomer (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Gossamer

  • osmer

How do you pronounce gossamer?

Pronounce gossamer as ˈgɑsəmər.

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Example sentences of the word gossamer


1. Noun, singular or mass
Drape the room with snowflake gossamer and string twinkling lights behind it.

2. Adjective
They are tiny with gossamer wings ready to help them fly.

Quotes containing the word gossamer


1. There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
- Edgar Allan Poe

2. A serious adult story must be true to something in life. Since marvel tales cannot be true to the events of life, they must shift their emphasis towards something to which they can be true; namely, certain wistful or restless moods of the human spirit, wherein it seeks to weave gossamer ladders of escape from the galling tyranny of time, space, and natural law.
- H.P. Lovecraft

3. Logic is immaturity weaving its nets of gossamer wherewith it aims to catch the behemoth of knowledge. Logic is a crutch for the cripple, but a burden for the swift of foot and a greater burden still for the wise.
- Mikhail Naimy, The Book of Mirdad: The Strange Story of a Monastery Which Was Once Called the Ark

2. gossamer

adjective. ['ˈgɑːsəmɝ'] so thin as to transmit light.

Synonyms

  • transparent
  • filmy
  • thin
  • see-through
  • vaporous
  • gauze-like
  • sheer
  • gauzy
  • cobwebby
  • diaphanous

Antonyms

  • clear
  • opaque
  • crooked
  • unobvious

Etymology

  • gossomer (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. gossamer

noun. ['ˈgɑːsəmɝ'] filaments from a web that was spun by a spider.

Synonyms

  • cobweb
  • fibril
  • filament

Antonyms

  • fat
  • mesomorphic
  • wide
  • thinness

Etymology

  • gossomer (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. gossamer

noun. ['ˈgɑːsəmɝ'] a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture.

Synonyms

  • gauze
  • netting

Antonyms

  • thicken
  • significant
  • strengthen

Etymology

  • gossomer (Middle English (1100-1500))
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