To save this word, you'll need to log in. Adjective In the days of Middle English, a period of mild weather in late autumn or early winter was sometimes called a "gossomer," literally "goose summer. This sense eventually inspired the adjective "gossamer," which means "light, delicate, or tenuous" - just like cobwebs or goose down. Examples of gossamer in a Sentence Noun a butterfly's wings of gossamer Adjective fairies are usually depicted as wearing gossamer or tattered clothing the gossamer veil seemed to float about the bride as she walked down the aisle See More Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Two days later, Taal Volcano erupted outside of Manila, coating the parked cars in Poblacion with a gossamer of white ash. Tawney, who died in at , hung her gossamer weavings all around. Send us feedback.
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Why, woodcuts, penny and all, are as much lost to you as if you had invested your money in gossamer. Toward sunset a delicate network of gossamer threads covered the open pastures like a silver mesh in which the earth lay captive. They are gossamer threads which we break as we go, break without feeling them if only we go boldly. He had never seen such dresses as they wore, which seemed to be composed of tunics and gossamer veils of blue and red. She was gowned in an evening dress of gossamer material, ashes of rose in color. This windfall of words will make you rich with knowledge.
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