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Meaning of “sheer” - Learner’s Dictionary

sheer

adjective     /ʃɪər/
EXTREME [always before noun]
used to emphasize how strong a feeling or quality is: a look of sheer delight/joy sheer determination/hard workVery and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
LARGE [always before noun]
used to emphasize the large size or amount of something: The delays are due to the sheer volume of traffic.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
STEEP
very steep: a sheer cliff faceHills and mountains
CLOTH
Sheer cloth is very thin and you can see through it: sheer tights/nylonsLight and weightlessThe style, appearance, and make-up of clothesTransparent
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