Definition of filmy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfilmē/

adjective (filmier, filmiest)

1(Especially of fabric) thin and translucent: filmy white voile
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  • He consumed an amazing amount of filmy fabric in the process of manipulating the sheer material into a richly textured garment.
  • They balance tall bamboo poles draped in filmy fabrics.
  • Maxine laughed and touched the filmy fabric of a sleeve.
1.1Covered with or forming a thin layer of something: her eyes were dull and filmy
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  • The tears were still fresh in her eyes, balancing delicately as they rippled across her eyes, filmy and scared.



Pronunciation: /ˈfilməlē/
Example sentences
  • Other great writers-Tolstoy, Bellow, Flaubert - seem to look through a clear - seeing inner eye which in Joyce is milkily, filmily sheened.
  • In the streets were spears of long grass, and the window-panes on either side broken or filmily staring.


Pronunciation: /ˈfilmēnəs/
Example sentences
  • And then I'll try your suggestion to use normal eye drops first thing in the morning to clear out the filminess.
  • The lightly musky sauce featured a dash of cream that cut the filminess so often displayed by this type of cheese.

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Syllabification: film·y

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