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[gaw-zee] /ˈgɔ zi/
adjective, gauzier, gauziest.
like gauze; transparently thin and light.
Origin of gauzy
First recorded in 1790-1800; gauze + -y1
Related forms
gauzily, adverb
gauziness, noun Unabridged
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  • Her style was "sylph," and so she was gauzy and floating in all her drapery.

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  • The hand felt as if it were covered with some gauzy veiling.

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  • She had a gauzy tea-gown on, of a shade of blue like her eyes.

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  • Its gauzy character is fully exposed by the Pendleton report.

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  • The gauzy web is being delivered into the can in front of the carding machine.

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British Dictionary definitions for gauzy


adjective gauzier, gauziest
resembling gauze; thin and transparent
Derived Forms
gauzily, adverb
gauziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gauzy

1796, from gauze + -y (2). Related: Gauziness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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