Definition of gossamer in English:

gossamer

Line breaks: gos|samer
Pronunciation: /ˈgɒsəmə
 
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noun

[mass noun]

Derivatives

gossamery

adjective
More example sentences
  • While the bulk of the album centers around gossamery ambiance, there are a few breaks from tradition.
  • Set on a bed of marinated cucumber and red pepper relish, it is then surrounded by a gossamery corn emulsion.
  • They spin a gossamery veil over the piano playing to enhance the imagery.

Origin

Middle English: apparently from goose + summer1, perhaps from the time of year around St Martin's summer, i.e. early November, when geese were eaten (gossamer being common then).

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