gauzy

[gaw-zee]
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Origin of gauzy

First recorded in 1790–1800; gauze + -y1
Related formsgauz·i·ly, adverbgauz·i·ness, noun
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gauzy

adjective gauzier or gauziest
  1. resembling gauze; thin and transparent
Derived Formsgauzily, adverbgauziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gauzy
adj.

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

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