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What is "Sheer" - Definition & Explanation

A very thin, transparent or semi opaque fabric.
Sheer is a semi-transparent and flimsy cloth.
A thin, fine, semi transparent fabric.
Any very light-weight fabric such as chiffon, georgette, voile, or sheer crepe. They usually have an open weave and feel cool.
When applied to fabric, the term sheer refers to semi-transparent and flimsy cloth.
A term used to describe garments that are transparent and allow the body to be seen.
A thin, fine, transparent fabric. Opposite of opaque
Transparent, as in: Women usually wear sheer hosiery in warm weather.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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