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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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  • She was carrying pink, gauzy favours and a spear of flowers.

    Miss Lulu Bett Zona Gale
  • The hand felt as if it were covered with some gauzy veiling.

    The Shadow World Hamlin Garland
  • Its gauzy transparent tenuity is effected by grinding it down after glazing.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
  • No pretty clothes or gauzy garments, or stars, or crowns, or wands!

    Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks William Elliot Griffis
  • It looked mysterious, promising, like the tempered beauty of a woman beneath a gauzy yashmak.

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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.

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