- 1.1 [count noun] Theatre A piece of gauze cloth that appears opaque until lit from behind, used as a screen or backcloth: a plain scrim for backcloth and good lighting are all that are neededMore example sentences
- Viewers walking about become ghostly figures in empty rooms, their tangible bodies transformed into shadows whenever they pass behind the scrims.
- Motifs projected onto the scrims appear to be borrowed from the architecture of the theater itself.
- This created the illusion that the mirror was a graffitied scrim behind which lay another room.
- 1.3 [count noun] North American A thing that conceals or obscures something: a thin scrim of fog covered the islandMore example sentences
- The second fan generated a semblance of underwater movement in Atlantic, scrim rippling along the flow.
- He pulls the building's structural frame back from the facade so that the glass is read as a thin, form-covering scrim.
- A voice whispered ‘Let me think,’ as a black scrim descended.
late 18th century: of unknown origin.
More definitions of scrimDefinition of scrim in:
- The US English dictionary