I have a lovely visual for this word. The Veiled Virgin by Giovanni Strazza. It’s made of Carrara marble, but you’d swear the veil is diaphanous!
Now that’s amazing, isn’t it?
(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. 😉)
I don’t try to be pretentious, but I love words, and do enjoy sharing them. If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:
Deuces Wild (space opera)
The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)