Synonyms for gossamer

Synonyms for (noun) gossamer

Synonyms: cobweb, gossamer

Definition: filaments from a web that was spun by a spider

Similar words: fibril, filament, strand

Definition: a very slender natural or synthetic fiber


Synonyms: gossamer

Definition: a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture

Similar words: gauze, netting, veiling

Definition: a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave

Synonyms for (adjective) gossamer

Synonyms: ethereal, gossamer

Definition: characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy

Usage: this smallest and most ethereal of birds; gossamer shading through his playing

Similar words: delicate

Definition: exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury

Usage: a delicate violin passage; delicate china; a delicate flavor; the delicate wing of a butterfly


Synonyms: diaphanous, gossamer, vaporous, vapourous, transparent, cobwebby, filmy, gauze-like, gauzy, see-through, sheer

Definition: so thin as to transmit light

Usage: a hat with a diaphanous veil; filmy wings of a moth; gauzy clouds of dandelion down; gossamer cobwebs; sheer silk stockings; transparent chiffon; vaporous silks

Similar words: thin

Definition: of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section

Usage: thin wire; a thin chiffon blouse; a thin book; a thin layer of paint