gauzy

[gaw-zee]

adjective, gauz·i·er, gauz·i·est.

like gauze; transparently thin and light.

Nearby words

  1. gauteng,
  2. gautier,
  3. gautier, théophile,
  4. gauze,
  5. gauze weave,
  6. gavage,
  7. gavard's muscle,
  8. gavarnie,
  9. gavaskar,
  10. gave

Origin of gauzy

First recorded in 1790–1800; gauze + -y1

Related formsgauz·i·ly, adverbgauz·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for gauzy

gauzy

adjective gauzier or gauziest

resembling gauze; thin and transparent
Derived Formsgauzily, adverbgauziness, noun

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Word Origin and History for gauzy

gauzy

adj.

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

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