Word of the Week: diaphanous (dī-ĂF-ə-nəs)

2020-04-16T15:22:21-04:00

Word of the Week: diaphanous (dī-ĂF-ə-nəs) Definition (Adjective) Permitting the free passage of light and vision; perfectly transparent; pellucid. In Context “An ethereal full-length evening gown in diaphanous layers of claret and coffee silk chiffon ($250) by the couturier John Anthony, who made dresses for Jacqueline Kennedy, still bore its original tag – a jaw-dropping $12,500.” Zarah Crawford, “After Lunching, the Ladies Go Shopping,” The New York Times, April 19, 2007.